2011 House Bill 4601

Senate Roll Call 181: Passed

To limit the liability of a company that had acquired another company which may have produced or sold asbestos in the past. The bill would prohibit a court from imposing asbestos damage judgments that exceed the value of the acquired company. Under current law a court can order damages up to the value of the entire enterprise, even if the acquired subsidiary represents only a small part of the overall firm's value.

25 Yeas / 13 Nays
Republican (25 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (0 Yeas / 12 Nays)