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MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill opposed by numerous veterans groups and Democrats that changes the process for bringing asbestos exposure lawsuits.
The bill was among 30 that Walker signed privately on Thursday morning in Milwaukee.
Veterans had been lobbying strongly against the bill, which they say will delay and deny justice to those who have gotten sick due to asbestos exposure.
Jason Johns, who represents three Wisconsin veterans groups, says he's disappointed Walker signed the bill he says will be devastating to veterans.
Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick says the governor signed it "to ensure transparency in the lawsuit process and stop trial lawyers from double dipping."
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Thursday, March 27 2014, 03:01 PM CDT
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