TOPEKA – (September 14, 2018) – New federal oversight of asbestos trusts as recommended by state attorneys general will inject much-needed transparency and ensure that funds are properly used to support victims of asbestos exposure, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Schmidt applauded new efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has said it will inject itself in legal cases that propose to establish new asbestos trusts to ensure that the trusts are transparent and have safeguards against fraud. The Department will also ensure that trust assets are kept available for victims and to reimburse taxpayers for the medical costs paid for victims’ illnesses, not used to pay excessive attorneys fees and administrative costs. This...
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AG Derek Schmidt applauds new Justice Department oversight of asbestos trusts