Decades ago no one thought we would still be talking about asbestos claims, but yet here we are. The well-organized plaintiffs bar continues to find ways to overcome issues we once thought would bring these mass tort claims to a halt. While they certainly have slowed, they have not stopped and, in some ways, have gotten worse. The emerging claim trends are affecting disputes over insurance coverage for asbestos claims, making asbestos a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. In this episode, we will highlight the claims data for 2018 and identify the claims trends and insurance coverage issues to be discussed in future episodes.

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