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March 31, 2014

In the News Today – March 31, 2014

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed nearly 6,000 asbestos lawsuits, finding that Ohio – not Pennsylvania – has jurisdiction in the case. Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia in particular, has been a magnet jurisdiction for asbestos plaintiffs.

“If you’ve got folks who are part of a bad scheme who are in jail profiting from [the IRS whistleblower program], that’s a bad way to run a railroad in our view,” ILR senior vice president Matt Webb told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“You can’t just look at federal tort reform in a vacuum. You have to look at the whole picture,” explains ILR president Lisa Rickard in Business Insurance. “The whole picture is that there’s not a lot of legislation moving in 2014.”

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