US lawmaker backs away from asbestos subpoena threat


(recasts with new information from Specter) By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator appeared to back away on Thursday from a threat to subpoena information from companies facing asbestos lawsuits, and set up a meeting with company representatives to try and get the data. On Thursday morning, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he may try to subpoena the information he needed from companies about how they would finance a $140 billion ...

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