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Massachusetts / No-Fault Insurance System #15292

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 30, 1971
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(Studio) Massachusetts Governor Francis West Sargent reports on 1st no-fault insurance system.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) Claims and costs declined significantly since no-fault system started. [Massachusetts Ins. Commissioner C. Eugene FARNAM - says claims for 1st 3 mos. 50% less than 1st 3 mos. last year; average claim cost down 36%.] American Trial Lawyers Association opposed to no-fault system. [Prof. David SARGENT - says no-fault system unconstitutional.] [Governor Francis SARGENT - believes little man better taken care of under new system.] Massachusetts Supreme Court case tests constitutionality of system next week
REPORTER: David Snell

Reasoner, Harry;
Snell, David

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