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May 27, 2014

In the News Today – May 27, 2014

The Garlock decision has spurred state legislators in North Carolina to consider Senate Bill 648, which would curb ‘double dipping’ by asbestos claimants, “who sue to recover damages from exposure to asbestos to disclose all other claims they have filed or might file, and the disposition of those claims.” (News & Observer)

The New Orleans Advocate highlights the, “more than two dozen” pieces of legal reform legislation pending in the state legislature. “What creates jobs is the willingness of companies to invest,” and Louisiana’s, “legal climate must improve for us to take advantage of this growth potential,” said Stephen Waguespack head of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. (New Orleans Advocate)

The Illinois Insurance Association Executive Director, Kevin Martin, pens an op-ed about pending legislation — SB 3287 — which, “eliminates the workers’ compensation long-standing immunity for service companies that provide safety consultation for private and public employers.” By eliminating the immunity provision, Martin writes, “we can expect a flood of additional litigation as incentive for lawyers to win lawsuits promising multi-million dollar attorney fees.” (State Journal-Register)

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