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EL policies triggered by exposure to asbestos and not development of disease

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 21 2008

At London's Royal Courts of Justice today Mr Justice Burton handed down a hugely important decision regarding the trigger for employers' liability policies in the context of long tail asbestos diseases

EL Trigger litigation

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 19 2008

Six test cases - collectively referred to as the “Employers Liability Trigger Litigation” - have been selected to determine which event will ‘trigger' liability in different mesothelioma claims

Judgment disarms 'trigger-happy' insurers

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 21 2008

The High Court judgment in the EL policy triggers test litigation which was handed down today validates the longstanding market practice that policy cover for mesothelioma claims is triggered by the date of inhalation of asbestos and not by the date of injury many years later

Asbestos trigger judgment expected as public warned of the "hidden killer"

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 18 2008

On Friday 21 November the High Court is expected to publish its keenly awaited decision in the asbestos employers' liability "trigger" test cases, which will decide which employers' liability policies should respond to asbestos claims

Employers to make liability insurance certificates available electronically

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 19 2008

On 1 October 2008 the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 2008 came into force

2007 survey of the persistency of life and pensions policies

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2007

Since 1995 the FSA has required that every year regulated firms provide it with information about the persistency of their life assurance and pension business

English High Court sets date for 'trigger' litigation with regard to mesothelioma claims and employer liability

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 24 2008

A trial commencement date of 3 June 2008 has been set for the six lead test cases in the employers' liability 'trigger' litigation

Abuse claims to increase in light of "lotto rapist" UK House of Lords decision

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 1 2008

In the US, defendants and their insurers have paid out significant sums for sexual abuse claims

House of Lords confirms pleural plaques do not amount to actionable damage

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 22 2008

Claimants appealed against a decision that pleural plaques caused by negligent exposure to asbestos, which were not in themselves damage that could give rise to a cause of action, did not become actionable damage when aggregated with the risk of future disease and consequent anxiety

A question of harassment: anxiety claims under the 1997 act may drop following a recent Court of Appeal decision

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 18 2008

Following the House of Lords 2006 decision in Marjorowski v Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, many claimants saw the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 as an easier way of making stress-related claims than under common law