Veterans Organization Steps Up in Support of the FACT Act

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December 16, 2015

The president of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) of Indiana is pushing for passage of the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act, reports American Security News.

“The Reserve Officers Association-Department of Indiana requests positive action and passage of HR 526, the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act, which would require the various asbestos trusts in the nation to file quarterly reports with bankruptcy courts detailing who has filed a claim and how much money was paid,” Daniel Oates, president of ROA of Indiana, wrote to U.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and John Conyers (D-MI) ranking member of the committee.

“It is imperative that asbestos victims, including veterans, get the financial payment rather than having the fund depleted by fraudulent claims and plaintiffs’ lawyers,” Oates said in the letter.

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