Posts Tagged ‘asbestos legislation’

Iowa bill targeting asbestos claims headed to state governor

16 Mar 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

640px Iowa House of Reps 100x100 Iowa bill targeting asbestos claims headed to state governor A bill restricting “double-dipping” in asbestos-related liability lawsuits is heading to the governor of ’s desk, The Courier reports.

After the bill was passed by ’s Senate March 8, it headed Tuesday to the State House, where it passed 56-39. Now, it is headed Tuesday to Gov. Terry Branstand for his signature. The bill, Senate File 376, cleared both chambers without a single Democratic vote cast in its favor. (more…)


Iowa Senate passes bill targeting asbestos claims

13 Mar 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

670px Flag of Iowa.svg 1 100x100 Iowa Senate passes bill targeting asbestos claimsFollowing the lead of federal legislation making its way through , ’s Senate approved a bill last week 27-22 aimed at restricting “double-dipping” asbestos-related liability lawsuits, according to The Des Moines Register.

With heated opposition from Democratic Senators, the Republican-controlled Senate passed the bill, which would require plaintiffs to meet deadlines, including the disposition of each asbestos trust claim and a host of other information, within 90 days of filing an asbestos claim. Cases would be dismissed for noncompliance. The bill’s floor manager, Sen. Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale), said it is intended to address problems, such as plaintiffs suppressing evidence, to ensure trust fund money is not depleted. (more…)


Controversial asbestos bill passes U.S. House Judiciary Committee

22 May 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News, Organizations

US House of Representatives 100x100 Controversial asbestos bill passes U.S. House Judiciary CommitteeYesterday the U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed a controversial bill that many say will provide protections for corporations that manufacture asbestos, while stripping victims of asbestos exposure of their rights. Asbestos exposure has long been linked to the development of many asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and mesothelioma, a cancer that affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen and, sometimes, the heart. There is currently no cure for mesothelioma. (more…)


Ohio Supreme Court changes the rules for asbestos victims

16 Oct 2008 by Scott Thomas under Legal, News

A friend of mine just sent me this update:

The Supreme Court has ruled that a 2004 law imposing stricter rules on those suing for asbestos-related injuries can be applied to cases pending before the legislation was passed, a move that could frustrate thousands of people seeking claims.

The 6-1 decision Wednesday means that many of the 40,000 cases filed before the law was enacted are likely to be dismissed. It also has potential ramifications in Florida, , Kansas and other states that have sought to use such laws to reduce litigation related to the cancer-causing substance.

Am I the only one that finds it incredible that all this legislation is being passed to protect businesses, while legislation intended to protect consumers has been stalled for over 10 years?

I am very interested to hear your opinions on this developing story. Please use the comment feature, below.

Read the full story here: http://www.mesothelioma.law.pro/news/2008/10/16/-supreme-court-changes-the-rules-for-asbestos-victims-seeking-justice/