U.S. lawmaker may subpoena data for asbestos fund

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WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - U.S. companies wanting relief from asbestos liability lawsuits may be subpoenaed to reveal how they would finance a proposed $140 billion compensation fund for asbestos victims, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he may try to subpoena that information from companies to resolve thorny differences over a bill to set up the fund and get the Senate to vote on it. "We're trying to get more ...

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