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February 5, 2016

In the News Today – February 5, 2016

  • Retired Brigadier General Calls on Senators to Support FACT Act: “S. 357 will ensure that trusts have sufficient funds to pay legitimate claims by helping to eliminate fraud in the system. I believe the FACT Act will not interfere with or delay asbestos victims’ ability to file legitimate lawsuits or trust claims,” wrote James L. Bauerle BG, USA, (Ret.), legislative chairman, The Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana, in a letter to four U.S. Senators. (American Security News)
     
  • Virginia Law Prof Addresses Critics of Federal Class Action Bill: “The big concrete economic effect (of the bill) is on the trial bar. Plaintiffs attorneys make a lot of money on these class actions, but they generate very little in terms of monetary payouts for the class,” said University of Virginia Law Professor Jason Johnston in an interview defending the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act. (Legal Newsline)
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