Insurers, Defendants Balk At New Asbestos Bill In separate letters, key interest groups make it clear Specter plan is unacceptable

Washington

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has scheduled a Jan. 11 hearing on asbestos legislation as a first step in rapidly moving such legislation through his committee despite strong signs that defendants and insurers are dead set against the principles and substance of his bill.

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