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Assembly Dems seeking justice for asbestos victims

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Three Wisconsin Assembly Democrats will join the head of the Wisconsin Asbestos Victims Network (WAVN) at the State Capitol Wednesday morning to announce efforts to "restore justice for Wisconsin veterans."

State Representatives Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton), Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) and Nick Milroy (D-South Range) will join WAVN Executive Director Jason Johns for a news conference in the Assembly Parlor at 11:00 a.m.

The news conference is in response to a new state law that requires plaintiffs who have suffered from asbestos exposure to reveal how many businesses their attorneys plan to sue.  They also would have to go after money from an asbestos trust before they could sue for more in court.

Veterans groups and trial attorneys were among those who lobbied against the bill earlier this year, saying a disproportionate number of peopel sickened by asbestos are service members.

27 News will have more on the news conference at 5 and 6.
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