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Senators Debate Asbestos Suit Reform Washington

Congress should reject any asbestos litigation reform that establishes highly restrictive criteria before claimants are allowed to file lawsuits, a leading Senate Democrat said.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said that a proposal to prevent asbestos-related lawsuits unless claimants exhibit certain medical conditions, such as mysothelioma, may do an injustice to thousands of injured people.

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