High Court rules insurers are liable from asbestos initial exposure date

The long awaited judgment in the mesothelioma trigger litigation case has been welcomed by both insurers and workers' unions alike.

Zurich issued a statement, speaking favourably of Mr Justice Barton's decision in the case Durham v BAI and Others, which ruled that insurers would be liable to pay compensation to victims of asbestos related diseases, such as mesothelioma, from the date they had first been exposed to asbestos fibres and not from the date the tumour developed.

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