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High Court Decision in Millennium Inorganic Chemicals and Cotton

Clients are referred to this important decision concerning causation in asbestosis cases where claimant has a history of smoking together with exposure to asbestos. In a unanimous judgement the High Court ruled that exposure to asbestos dust can cause cancer did not show that it did cause cancer. This authority is supportive of the arguement which shipowner defendants have made in many similar cases in the past.