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SB 470 - Amends Asbestos Claim Filing Procedures - North Carolina Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (78-30) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Asbestos Claim Filing Procedures

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends asbestos injury claim filing procedures.

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  • Requires an individual seeking personal injury claims in a civil action due to asbestos exposure file bankruptcy trust claims with all parties that could potentially be held liable under law (Sec.1).

  • Authorizes a defendant in a civil action to seek discovery in a bankruptcy trust claim and prohibits the plaintiff from claiming privilege or confidentiality to bar discovery (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a court to extend the start date to a defendant’s bankruptcy trust claim trial if the defendant shows to the judge reasonable belief that the plaintiff may file additional bankruptcy trust claims (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (43-5) -

Title: Amends Asbestos Claim Filing Procedures

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Asbestos Claim Filing Procedures

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