Bill Limiting Crown Cork & Seal's Asbestos Liability Clears First Hurdle in Pa. House




subDisparity Between Company Statements to Legislators and Shareholders Invokes Ire of State Trial Lawyersendsub photo-3 HARRISBURG, Pa. - A revived legislative effort that would help limit the asbestos liability of Philadelphia-based Crown Cork & Seal has made it through the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

After the same measure was defeated earlier this year, Republican House Majority Leader John Perzel redoubled his efforts to lobby for passage of the bill, which is aimed at keeping Crown Cork solvent. Following Perzel's efforts, the bill passed convincingly on Nov. 20 and now resides in the Senate, which must approve the measure this month …






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