Mesothelioma trigger litigation judgment handed down

In the case of Durham v BAI and Others, Mr Justice Burton found the intention of the parties when entering into the agreement for insurance was that the trigger date was the date of inhalation of the asbestos fibres and not the date when the tumour developed.

The six consolidated actions, which were heard in the High Court of Justice in June and July this year, arose from disputes regarding the "trigger" event in employers' liability policies.

The actions related to cases where employees have

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