Insurance industry opponents of a proposed national trust fund for asbestos exposure victims remained largely unconvinced last week that changes made by the sponsors of the measure would ease their concerns.

At a hearing of the U.S. 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 S. 3274, called the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act.

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