For the second time in a week, a South Florida trial judge has declared the state Asbestos and Silica Compensation Fairness Act unconstitutional when applied retroactively.

On Aug. 11, Broward County Circuit Judge David Krathen issued an order stating that the provision that requires asbestos and silica plaintiffs injured prior to the law’s effective date to submit detailed medical histories unlawfully interferes with their vested rights.

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