Property and casualty insurers are challenging a Senate bill that would
create a fund to compensate individuals exposed to asbestos if they met certain
The Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2003 was approved
by the Senate Judiciary Committee in July, but has not been scheduled for
a full vote because of industry opposition, according to staff members of
senators working on the bill.
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