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NU Online News Service, May 13, 7:06 p.m. EDT, Washington–Democratic House Judiciary Committee members have asked the Government Accountability Office to report on possible problems with an asbestos injury trust fund that forms an integral part of a proposal the Senate is crafting to deal with asbestos litigation.

In a letter to Comptroller General David M. Walker, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee asked the GAO “study the efficacy, fairness, and solvency of various trust funds and programs established to compensate individuals for harm caused by mass torts and other exposure to dangerous materials and products.”

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