Jeremy Seth Davis reports:
A group of privacy and public interest organizations are petitioning against a bill that attempts to prevent fraud in asbestos lawsuits.
The groups say the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act would cause an increase incidents of identity theft targeting asbestos victims.
The draft legislation could receive a House vote Thursday. The bill would establish trusts tasked with creating quarterly public reports “listing the name and exposure history of those who have filed a claim with such trust and any payments made to claimants and the basis for such payments.”
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