Straightening out a bumpy road

March 1992
U.S. News & World Report;3/23/92, Vol. 112 Issue 11, p14
Reports that nearly 100,000 claims have been filed against asbestos companies blamed for fatal illnesses, but many plaintiffs die before they can collect and half the proceeds go to legal costs. Details of how a Maryland court wants to expedite the lawsuits; What other cases the new procedure can be used for; Congressional committees are studying alternatives for compensating victims.


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