When we wrote our last newsletter, the Democrats were in the White House, and it appeared that attempts by Republicans in Congress to enact “tort reform” would face significant obstacles. “Tort reform” are political code words used by politicians bent on restricting access to our courts by people injured due to the willingness of product manufacturers to put profits ahead of consumer safety. Legislation proposed by the Republicans in Congress when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House would drastically limit your ability to bring court action against asbestos companies that callously and heartlessly caused injury to you and your loved ones. Ironically, the proposed law is known as “The Fairness in Asbestos Compensation Act.” The bill is anything but fair, so please don’t be fooled.

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