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 http://www.answers.com/topic/john-conway) 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.
For more on CC&S and other asbestos manufacturers, go to http://www.paulandhanley.com.