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The first lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers were in 1929. Since then, many lawsuits have been filed against asbestos manufacturers and employers, for neglecting to implement safety measures after the links between asbestos, asbestosis, and mesothelioma became known (some reports seem to place this as early as 1898). Today, you may see a commercial stating something like, "Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused by asbestos particles. Asbestos particles can be found in lumberyards, shipyards or any of the heating or automotive industries." The liability resulting from the sheer number of lawsuits and people affected has reached billions of dollars.[24] The amounts and method of allocating compensation have been the source of many court cases, reaching up to the United States Supreme Court, and government attempts at resolution of existing and future cases. However, to date, Congress has failed to enact significant asbestos reforms.[25]

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