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Asbestos liability bill clears House

The House of Delegates has narrowly passed legislation crafted to shield one corporation from liability for asbestos claims. The vote was 49-to-48 to pass HB 629 , introduced by Del. Terry Kilgore to protect Crown Cork & Seal of Philadelphia.

As reported by The Virginian-Pilot , Crown hopes to avoid successor liability for its 1963 purchase of a company that sold asbestos insulation.

By Peter Vieth

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