The dramatic rise in asbestos-related litigation has created a myriad of problems for plaintiffs, asbestos producers and insurers. These difficulties have included inequitable awards, bankruptcies and the ineffective application of worker's compensation statutes. The author examines a novel, private sector approach, the "Asbestos Claims Facility," and concludes that while this alternative to litigation may be viewed with some scepticism by plaintiffs, it is an equitable and comprehensive program that may, given time, alleviate some of the difficulties currently facing asbestos-related litigation.
Leland G. Smith,
The Asbestos Claims Facility - An Alternative to Litigation,
Duq. L. Rev.
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