Home / News in Brief / Asbestos liability bill clears House

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

Leave a Reply