Hammering Out Asbestos Legislation

Mazurkiewicz, Greg
May 2003
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;5/19/2003, Vol. 219 Issue 3, p1
Trade Publication
Reports that an agreement over asbestos liability claims in the U.S. may be finalized through a national legislation that would set up a trust fund to compensate those sicked with an asbestos-related illness. Proposal to establish medical criteria for claims for non-malignant asbestos-related disease; Estimated size of the proposed trust fund.


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