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Tenn. senator: Former prosecutor Haag overzealous in failed case against FedEx

While the U.S. Attorney’s Office has said its internal review of the FedEx case isn’t meant to assign blame, attorneys for FedEx contend U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors ignored evidence that the company tried to cooperate with the federal agency.

U.S. Senate panel holds hearing on asbestos trust bill

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, or FACT Act, portion of a bill that passed the House last month. Opponents argue the legislation’s reporting requirements could violate asbestos victims’ privacy. Those in favor of the bill say it’s a necessary “additional check” on the current system.