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February 22, 2016

In the News Today – February 22, 2016

  • Gulf War Veteran Urges U.S. Senators to Support FACT Act: Gulf War veteran Benjamin Warner sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) urging support for the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (S. 357). “As a retired military veteran, I urge your support for this legislation,” wrote Warner, noting he spoke on behalf of veterans who are “disproportionately and negatively impacted by waste, fraud and abuse within the asbestos trust system.” (American Security News)
     
  • How Will an 8-member SCOTUS Impact Tyson Food v. Bouaphakeo? “In November, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Tyson Food v. Bouaphakeo, which will help determine who qualifies to be part of a class-action lawsuit. Scalia wrote the majority decisions in previous 5-4 rulings on this question. A split decision in the Tyson case would let an appeals court decision stand that upheld a multi-million dollar verdict against the company.” (The Hill)
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