fbpx
News
December 26, 2014

Wall Street Journal Highlights Asbestos ‘Double-Dipping Scam’, Calls on Congress to Pass FACT Act


Highlighting the details that are coming to light as a result of the unsealing of court documents in the Garlock Sealing Technologies’ bankruptcy proceedings, the Wall Street Journal editorial board today concludes that, “asbestos litigation fraud has reached new heights.”

“Court documents show the ugly specifics of ‘double-dipping’—in which lawyers sue a company and claim its products caused their clients’ disease, even as they file claims with asbestos trusts blaming other products for the harm,” continues the editorial. “This lets them get double or multiple payouts for a single illness, with a huge cut for the lawyers each time.”

Concluding that “asbestos fraud is a blight on the courts and basic legal fairness,” the editorial calls upon Congress to pass the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act.

Read the full editorial here.

Arizona skyline Blog Arizona Governor Signs Law to Prevent Over-naming in Asbestos Lawsuits Asbestos Blog West Virginia Wants to Pay Jurors More---That’s a Good Thing Asbestos, Other Issues News California Asbestos Verdict Reversed; Wrong State's Laws Were Used Asbestos News In The News-June 11, 2021 Asbestos News NYC Asbestos Suits Packed with Blameless Defendants Asbestos

Cookie Notice

By clicking “I Accept”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.

Cookie Notice

By clicking “I Accept”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. Review Settings