Archive for August, 2016

Albert Victor Cardner v University of Exeter [2016] EWCA Civ 790

An asbestosis sufferer was entitled to damages from a former employer who was responsible for 2.3% of his total exposure to asbestos dust; although that was a very small contribution, it was a material contribution to his condition. The appellant former employer had conceded that the 2.3% exposure and contribution to asbestosis was material, but […]

August 28, 2016 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
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Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co PLC [2016] UKSC 48

Where an insurer had settled a personal injury claim when they suspected fraud by the claimant, they would be entitled to set aside that settlement if they later discovered proof of fraud on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation. It was not necessary to prove that the insurer settled the claim because they believed the claimant’s […]

August 15, 2016 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
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