STORY FROM: Asbestos
Suit Filed Against Asbestos Manufacturers on Behalf of Deceased Minnesota Congressman
December 1, 2000
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A lawsuit filed on behalf of the late U.S. Rep. Bruce Vento has been filed against 11 manufacturers and distributors allegedly responsible for exposing him to asbestos during his years as a laborer in Minnesota. Vento v. AC&S, Inc., No. C4-00-8411 (Minn. Dist. Ct., Ramsey Cty.).
U.S. Rep. Bruce F. Vento (D-Minn.) and his wife, Susan Lynch Vento, filed their long-awaited asbestos personal injury lawsuit Sept. 26 in Ramsey County, just two weeks before Bruce Vento succumbed to mesothelioma.
Vento, who passed away Oct. 10, alleged he was exposed to asbestos between 1958 and 1976, while ...