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Asbestos fraud the subject of House hearing

By John O'Brien | Sep 8, 2011


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A House subcommittee plans to hold a hearing on fraud and abuse in the asbestos compensation system on Friday.

The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution is holding the hearing at 10 a.m. It is titled "How Fraud and Abuse in the Asbestos Compensation System Affect Victims, Jobs, the Economy and the Legal System."

The subcommittee has jurisdiction over tort liability and legal reform. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., is the chairman.

Joining him on the subcommittee are vice chairman Mike Pence, R-Ind.; Steve Chabot, R-Ohio; Randy Forbes, R-Va.; Steve King, R-Iowa; Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; Mike Quigley, D-Ill.; John Conyers, D-Mich.; and Bobby Scott, D-Va.

The subcommittee's website has not posted a witness list.

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