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Bill requiring asbestos plaintiffs to disclose trusts receives approval at Wisconsin Assembly

Wisconsin lawmakers approved a bill that will require asbestos plaintiffs to make their current asbestos claim or their intention to file a personal injury lawsuit regarding asbestos public knowledge .

The Wisconsin Assembly, in a vote of 58-39, passed Assembly Bill 19, which will force asbestos plaintiffs to disclose claims filed with asbestos bankruptcy trusts before taking action on the same claim and getting started with initial court proceedings with a solvent business. The measure is now pending approval in the state Senate.

Representative Andre Jacque (Republican of De Pere), author of the bill, said the intent of the measure is to practice transparency by making information regarding a plaintiff’s litigation plans concerning companies he is accusing of committing asbestos-related negligence readily available.

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