The procedural derailment in the U.S. Senate of a bill aimed at pulling asbestos-related suits off court dockets around the country means that — at least for now — some 3,000 such cases filed in Fulton County courts in Georgia will remain open.

If passed, Senate Bill 852, the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution (FAIR) Act of 2005 would create a trust fund of up to $140 billion, subsidized by mandatory contributions from companies facing suit, now or in the future, over asbestos-related activities.

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