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Mesothelioma ruling reveals a "major injustice"

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    Fairchild (administratrix of Fairchild) v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd and others [2002] IRLR 129 CA (0 other reports)

In Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd and others, and other appeals [2001] EWCA 1881, the Court of Appeal holds that mesothelioma sufferers who were exposed to asbestos by more than one employer should in future be denied compensation. Lord Justices Brooke, Latham and Kay, who gave the ruling on 13 December 2001, accepted that it might reveal a "major injustice". The ruling led to the Government announcing interim measures to provide limited compensation to victims affected by the ruling.