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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Asbestos Numbers According to RAND

RAND released another phonebook of a report on asbestos litigation last week. If you can slog through the 200+ pages in the pre-publication version, here you go. Some highlights from RAND:

  • only 42% of all the litigation costs go to plaintiffs
  • about 730,000 cases have been filed up to 2002
  • about 90% of new cases involve "non-cancerous injuries" which implies that a large percentage of cases are not valid.


  • Your blog is great! It's hard to find blogs with good content and people talking about asbestos these days! I have a public asbestos blog if you want to come leave me a comment or two! May I put a link to this blog of yours on mine?

    By Blogger jasmine, at 4:37 PM  

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