Years ago, Joe Rice very correctly said something to the effect of: “Why would Congress ever end asbestos litigation. It’s the nation’s most consistently big fundraising and lobbying topic, ever.”
For 2014, Legal Newsline provided an August 15, 2014 report on contributions from some asbestos plaintiff’s firms to politicians. The numbers are impressive and telling in some ways. More or less the same report also was issued by the Madison-St. Clair Record.
As is typical, however, the two pro-insurer publications failed to cover the other side of the topic, which of course is the corporate side of the political giving coin.