John O'Brien Jan. 12, 2016, 7:59am
WASHINGTON – Under threat of a presidential veto, the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 8 passed a bill that targets class action lawsuits and the asbestos injury compensation system. H.R. 1927 combines the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act and the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, or FACT Act. After hours of debate and the rejection of several Democrat-proposed amendments, the Republican-controlled House passed the bill in a 211-188.
John O'Brien Jan. 28, 2014, 3:51pm
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday heard more than 90 minutes of testimony and question-and-answer from a group funded and run by successful whistleblowers and law firms, which led to snippy exchanges between a business group and Judiciary Chairman Tim Manchin.