The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act passed the House of Representatives as part of H.R. 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, by a 220-201 vote Thursday. The passage comes after the original FACT Act, H.R. 906, passed the House Judiciary Committee in mid-February and was rolled into the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 at the beginning of this month. (more…)
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The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill last week targeting asbestos injury compensation. The bill, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (FACT Act) or H.R. 906, claims to “weed out unmeritorious class action claims,” according to Forbes. The act, which met tough opposition during its last run, was reintroduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) this year in hopes a Republican majority in Congress would see the bill signed into law by the Republican president.
H.R. 906 passed the committee by a 19-11 vote. And though it has managed to slip back onto the docket, all of the previous opposition still applies, as Legal Newsline confirmed it was the same version as last year’s bill. (more…)
Introduced by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), S. 2319, also known as the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act, claims to increase the transparency in the legal process for compensation of asbestos victims. But veterans, teachers and even first responders are speaking out against the legislation, saying that it would require asbestos victims to share too much personal information in order to receive reparations. (more…)
The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act (FACT Act) may possibly be the most astoundingly backward “call to justice” ever proposed. Supporters of the proposed legislation are looking to protect the corporate wrongdoers who exposed thousands of innocent workers and their families to asbestos disease, while calling for victims to be excoriated as greedy grubbers out for a dime. (more…)
In November 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that asbestos victims and their supporters say will provide protection for asbestos manufacturers, while preventing asbestos victims from obtaining justice while in fact violating their rights to privacy. Now that legislation is before the U.S. Senate. Please act now to speak out in opposition of the so-called Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. (more…)
Yesterday 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…)