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Monday, March 14, 2005

OK to the UK?

Well, if asbestos reform does happen here in the US, plaintiff's lawyers (and some defense attorneys too) can all move to the jolly ol' England. Seems the courts there have held that mere lung scarring constitutes and injury and is compensable, even if there is no evidence of impairment. I wonder if they saw the asbestos litigation here in the former colonies and said "by Jove! We should do that!" I'll bet their numbers on the future cost of litigation will be off too. But the real issue is, do they serve doughnuts to their barristers?

Insurers to appeal on asbestos compensation


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