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WASHINGTON–Insurance industry opponents of a proposed national trust fund for asbestos exposure victims remained largely unconvinced today that changes made by the sponsors of the legislation would assuage their concerns.

At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the bill’s sponsors, chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Ranking Minority Member Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., spoke of the improvements in the bill, the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act, now also known as S. 3274.

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