Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Forbes: The Asbestos Game Goes On

Even as states crack down on frivolous lawsuits by people with no asbestos symptoms, asbestos trusts established by bankrupt manufacturers are still paying tens of thousands of claims each year based on exaggerated or false stories of how people were exposed to their products. Here’s the story from Forbes’s Dan Fisher.
But the trusts are overseen by plaintiffs’ lawyers, like Dallas firm Baron & Budd and New York firm Weitz & Luxenberg. So can’t they be counted on to weed out false claims?

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