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Meet the new asbestos–or maybe it’s just the same as the old asbestos. That’s the sentiment expressed by experts on the question of what mass tort issue will be the next to fuel class action lawsuits that property-casualty insurers could find themselves on the hook to cover.

Defendants have scored some major judicial wins in asbestos cases and there have been some favorable law changes in a number of states, but at the same time, they see a trial bar looking for new alternatives to get asbestos claims into court.

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