Asbestos Disease Case Law 2018

Date

Case Name and link

Court

Brief Summary of the Decision / Comments /Misc

Who Won?

22/02/18

Bussey v Anglia Heating Limited

For the full judgment, please click here

https://www.crownofficechambers.com/2018/02/23/bussey-v-anglia-heating-limited-important-court-of-appeal-decision-on-asbestos-claims/

Court of Appeal Low level exposure; TDN13 isn’t determinative of liability; Williams remains good law (ie C needs to establish a reasonably foreseeable risk of injury)

 

 

 

C – case remitted back to Trial Judge
08/02/2018

Hawkes v Warmex Ltd

 

https://asbestoslawblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/hawkes-v-warmex-ltd-2018-ewhc-205/

 

For the full judgment, please click

Hawkes v Warmex Ltd [2018] EWHC 205 (QB) (08 February 2018)

 

 

High Court QBD Low level exposure; would have been in breach of the common law duty of care and s.47 of the Factories Act in the 1940s.

Deputy High Court Judge Peter Marquand held that  the Deceased had not been exposed to asbestos while making electric blankets at a factory in the late 1940s.

 

 

D – case failed on facts
19/06/18

Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Mr Graham Drting (for and on behalf of the Asbestos Victims Support Group)

http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2018/1795.html&query=(Dring

Court of Appeal Disclosure

 

 

 

Heynike v Birlec & MOD

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6376345261895086081

High Court QBD  

Duty to avoid substantial dust under s63 survives the 1969 Regs

 

 

08/08/18 Blake v Mad Max Ltd (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 2134 (QB)

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2018/2134.html

High Court Quantum in fatal meso case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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