There are currently several bills in existence that threaten asbestos exposure victims' privacy and access to justice. These bills are created by lawmakers aligned with asbestos defendants.
Have you been keeping up with the so-called FACT (Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency) Act? Veterans, first responders, teachers, and many more are urging lawmakers to reject the bill that would require the sharing of private information of victims and their families.
The so-called Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act is a bill created by and for the companies within the asbestos industry. The bill is financially backed by the makers of asbestos products that continue to destroy the lives of thousands of innocent individuals each year, and their lobbyists. The fact is that the FACT Act does everything to help the asbestos industry, and nothing to help victims of asbestos exposure.
The so-called FACT (Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency) Act, which continues to make its way through Congress, is a serious threat to the privacy and justice of asbestos exposure victims. While the bill is opposed by numerous veterans groups, it is both supported and funded by asbestos lobbyists.
Introduced in 2013, the deceptively-named Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act continues to make its way through Congress. While the insurers and companies that use asbestos advocate for more "transparency" in asbestos litigation, the victims of exposure are fighting for their lives and their loved ones.
Have you read our latest article on the so-called FACT Act? The bill was first introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives back in 2014, passed the House and was stalled in the U.S. Senate. It has made a return to the current session of Congress, and continues to threaten justice to exposure victims.
After a 221-199 vote to pass The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act within the House of Representatives in November, the Senate's version of the bill has just been released last week.