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Florianman kleinman

Insurance Defense at statue of liberty
Phone 8053878605 ext 2
Email flofloflo@floflo.com
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Address 123 moliere avenue
thousand oaks
CA, 91360

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Bill Would Put Asbestos Claims Back in Lap of WC

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 306 | 1 | 30 min read

Five years after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took asbestos-related and other long-tail diseases out of the realm of workers' compensation, a bill in the General Assembly would put them back, in a move to relieve employers of expensive tort liability. As asbestos claims have climbed steadily in recent years, some major Pennsylvania business interests, including U.S. Steel, the makers of Certainteed insulation, and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, are putting their weight behind the legislation. Labor groups, trial lawyers and claimants' attorneys have vowed t...

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Bruce Hockman Apr 16, 2018 02:57 AM

What is the financial status of the Self-insured Guarantee Fund? Many of the employers against whom claims are likely to be filed were self-insured, and may not now be in operation. An inability to meet claim responsibility may trigger an assessment against all current self-insureds. The same risk applies to potentially defunct insurers and the guarantee fund that similarly responds to claims against insured employers.

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