The Issue

Currently, the law does not require plaintiffs in asbestos actions to disclose whether they previously recovered from trust funds. Often lawyers will seek recoveries from both the tort system and the trust system alleging conflicting or even outright fraudulent claims.  Lack of transparency encourages widespread abuse, stealing funds intended for the legitimately harmed.

The Solution

LRANY supports legislation which would require increased transparency for asbestos trust claims and stronger safeguards to prevent abuse of the system.

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For legislative memos and information, visit our Legislative Resources page.