Posts Tagged ‘FACT Act’

FACT Act headed to the Senate

10 Mar 2017 by under News

640px United States Capitol west front edit2 100x100 FACT Act headed to the Senate 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 in mid-February and was rolled into the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 at the beginning of this month. (more…)


House Judiciary Committee approves controversial FACT Act to regulate asbestos trusts

20 Feb 2017 by under Legal, News

United States House of Representatives 2017 100x100 House Judiciary Committee approves controversial FACT Act to regulate asbestos trusts

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill last week targeting asbestos injury . 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…)


FACT Act sees multitude of opposition; hearing set for this week

2 Feb 2016 by under Legal

Capitol 2004 by Ron Reznick digital images.net  100x100 FACT Act sees multitude of opposition; hearing set for this week Introduced by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), , also known as the Furthering 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…)


So-called asbestos transparency legislation turns justice inside out

10 Feb 2015 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 So called asbestos transparency legislation turns justice inside outThe Furthering Claims Transparency 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…)


FACT Act now before U.S. Senate – Please speak out to oppose this legislation!

23 May 2014 by under Legal, News, Organizations

senatelogo 100x100 FACT Act now before U.S. Senate   Please speak out to oppose this legislation!In November 2013, the U.S. 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 . (more…)


Controversial asbestos bill passes U.S. House Judiciary Committee

22 May 2013 by under Legal, News, Organizations

US House of Representatives 100x100 Controversial asbestos bill passes U.S. House Judiciary CommitteeYesterday the U.S. 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 , a cancer that affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen and, sometimes, the heart. There is currently no cure for mesothelioma. (more…)