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November 20, 2006

The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that Georgia’s Asbestos Safety Act (ASA) cannot be applied to claims pending at the time of enactment.

NCLC files amicus brief in asbestos litigation

February 28, 2006

The state of Georgia passed the Asbestos Safety Act (ASA) in 2005 to establish a statute of limitations for filing claims and a system for giving priority in the courts to plaintiffs with asbestos-related or silica-related impairments so they are not forced to wait behind those who aren’t sick. An amicus brief filed by NCLC and others called on the Supreme Court of Georgia to uphold the constitutionality of the ASA and to dismiss pending and future claims that fail to meet the law’s procedural requirements.

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