(A) "Asbestos," "asbestos claim," and "tort action" have the same meanings as in section 2307.91 of the Revised Code.
(B) "Asbestos tort action" means a tort action based on an asbestos claim.
(C) Except as otherwise provided in division (E) of section 2307.954 of the Revised Code, "asbestos trust" means and encompasses all trust entities, claims agents, or claims processing facilities that are created pursuant to the jurisdiction of a United States bankruptcy court and section 524(g) of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. 524(g), or other applicable provision of law, that are formed for the purpose of compensating claimants asserting eligible asbestos claims, and that are in existence on the date initially set for trial in the asbestos tort action.
(D) "Asbestos trust claim" means any claim for compensation by an exposed person or the exposed person's representative against any asbestos trust.
(E) "Cancer" means a malignant condition.
(F) "Claimant" means any person asserting an asbestos claim or asbestos trust claim. "Claimant" includes a plaintiff, counterclaimant, cross-claimant, or third-party plaintiff.
(G) "Exposed person" means any person whose exposure to asbestos or to asbestos-containing products is the basis for an asbestos claim.
(H) "Noncancer" means a nonmalignant condition.
(I) "Proof of claim" means any form of documentation that a potential claimant against an asbestos trust submits or provides to the asbestos trust that attests to or asserts the existence of any liquidated or unliquidated asbestos claim that the claimant may have against the asbestos trust or its predecessors under any theory of law.
(J) "Trust claims material" means documents constituting an asbestos trust claim, including, but not limited to, claim forms, proofs of claim, and informational material required by an asbestos trust to be submitted by a claimant in order to have the claim evaluated by the asbestos trust and relied upon by the asbestos trust in making its compensation determination.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.200,HB 380, §1, eff. 3/27/2013.
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.200,HB 380, §2