Congress and Politics

Mesothelioma Awareness Day Infographic
Click on the above image to save and share at full size! Today marks Mesothelioma Awareness Day in the United States. Please share the infographic above with your friends and family. Whether you or someone you know has been affected,...
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Infographic: Asbestos at Work
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Young Mesothelioma Victim Speaks Out Against FACT Act
We have written several posts recently about pending asbestos-related legislation at the federal level as well in some states. The federal bill, known as the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT), could move forward in the Senate this month if...
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States Passing Their Own Versions of the So-Called FACT Act
As readers know, mesothelioma victims often develop the disease decades after being exposed to asbestos. The significant delay between exposure and diagnosis can make it very difficult for victims and their families to hold negligent parties liable in court. Even...
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Utah Asbestos Bill: H.B. 403 Follow Up
Similar to the so-called FACT Act, H.B. 403 is a Utah bill recently introduced that will delay or deny asbestos exposure victims’ ability to collect compensation from those responsible for their conditions. The bill is titled the “Asbestos Litigation Transparency...
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Utah to Vote on Controversial Asbestos Bill Monday
Utah residents diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases should familiarize themselves with H.B. 403, a bill recently introduced to the state’s lawmakers. It is particularly relevant to these individuals as it proposes to slow down and block compensation from those responsible for...
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U.S. Senate Holds Hearing to Discuss the FACT Act
Watching the so-called FACT (Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency) Act pass in the House of Representatives was difficult for the victims of asbestos exposure. The act puts victims’ privacy at risk, as well as limits their access to justice. This morning,...
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Veterans groups angry over passage of the FACT Act in the House
In a recent post, we wrote that the U.S. House of Representatives would soon be voting on the FACT Act, which in an acronym for “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency.” Unfortunately, that vote has now come and gone and the measure...
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Checking in with the FACT Act
It has not been too long since we last checked in with the deceptively-named Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act. Introduced to the 113th United States Congress in 2013, a revised version of this bill was submitted to the 114th...
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Infographic: The So-Called FACT Act
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