House aims to put cap on asbestos liability [USA]

Author: Dennis Barbagello, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Published on: 21 November 2001

Pennsylvania's House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday that limits the asbestos liability of the Philadelphia-based Crown Cork & Seal Co., which employs 1,000 Pennsylvanians, including about 267 in Fayette County. State House Republican leader John Perzel of Philadelphia claimed the company could go bankrupt because of asbestos lawsuits.

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