Asbestos

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  • House of Lords averts major asbestos "injustice"

    Date:
    1 June 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    The House of Lords has reversed what the Court of Appeal called a "major injustice" to mesothelioma victims. The ruling, on 16 May, means that victims of this fatal asbestos-induced disease are, after all, eligible for compensation from their former employers.

  • Appeal leaves firms facing mesothelioma award

    Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Jeromson v Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd and Dawson v Cherry Tree Machine Co Ltd and another, the Court of Appeal upholds damages awards to the widows and families of two men killed by mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos fibres.

  • Mesothelioma ruling reveals a "major injustice"

    Date:
    1 March 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd and others, and other appeals, the Court of Appeal holds that mesothelioma sufferers who were exposed to asbestos by more than one employer should in future be denied compensation.

  • Company should have known of asbestos dangers to residents

    Date:
    1 June 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Margereson and Hancock v JW Roberts Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that a company should have known before 1933 that its asbestos dust emissions could harm children playing in the immediate vicinity of its factory.

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