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The problems in asbestos litigation

hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts and Administrative Practice of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, on examining certain problems involving the management of asbestos-related products liability suits pending in the federal district courts, February 18, 1992.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts and Administrative Practice.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Products liability -- Asbestos -- United States.,
    • Asbestos -- Law and legislation -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 102-1074
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .J8376 1992c
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 86 p. ;
      Number of Pages86
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL895022M
      ISBN 100160407303
      LC Control Number95186046
      OCLC/WorldCa28059829


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