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Money & Politics: New rules sought on asbestos suits
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In April, Renee Simpson told a state legislative committee about her father, who was diagnosed last fall with mesothelioma, a virulent form of cancer associated with asbestos. While he was too weak to travel, she said, he considered the legislation she had come to testify against "unconscionable." SB 13 and its companion, AB 19, would impose additional reporting and procedural requirements on individuals suing companies over asbestos, a fiber once used widely in insulation and building materials.