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Court throws out asbestos claim against LBC for a council-owned property (Lugay v Hammersmith)

Published on: 31 July 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court throws out asbestos claim against LBC for a council-owned property (Lugay v Hammersmith)
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Personal Injury analysis: The court has rejected a claim for damages brought by a widow against Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council (LBC) who argued that her husband had suffered mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos during his tenancy of a council-owned property. Hazel James, associate at DWF, discusses the judgment. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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