Utah House Committee Advances Asbestos Trust Transparency Bill

March 03, 2016

The Utah House Business and Labor Committee voted 7-3 to advance Rep. Brad Wilson’s asbestos trust transparency bill to the full House.

“HB403 seeks to end a practice he referred to as ‘double-dipping,’ where plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuits can go to court and be awarded damages, then file claims against one of the dozens of trusts established by bankrupt companies to award damages to asbestos victims,” reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

"This bill is designed to ensure those who have asbestos exposure or had it in the past get the compensation they deserve," Wilson said.

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