Asbestos-related illness victims want day in court

A
group of victims of asbestos-related illnesses have rejected an attempt by
insurers to settle their cases and stop a hearing in the House of Lords.

According
to The Independent, the three people are bringing a test case which could have
massive implications for sufferers of asbestos-related cancers and work-related
illnesses in general.

The
newspaper claims that the Association of British Insurers offered each claimant
up to  £150,000 but the group decided
the case should be heard in court.

The
three claimants are challenging a Court of Appeal ruling last year which barred
hundreds of victims of mesothelioma from seeking compensation.

By Ross Wigham

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