Asbestos manufacturer seeks bail-out state-by-state

Almost under cover of darkness, Crown Cork & Seal is seeking state laws to limit its liability for the acquisition of Mundet Corporation, one of the country's largest manufacturers of thermal asbestos containing insulation in 1963.  CC&S has always attempted to fight liability for this purchase (see but many courts across the country have ruled otherwise.

Unable to get victories in court, CC&S is seeking to "back door" these policies in smaller states like South Dakota and North Dakota.  If you live in these locations, please call your representatives and tell them, no bail-outs for polluters and companies who shirk their responsibilities and duties.

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