TITLE

Straightening out a bumpy road

PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;3/23/92, Vol. 112 Issue 11, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9203232904

 

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