After an updated review, the UK’s Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) has issued a June 30, 2009 paper announcing that it continues to recommend against paying compensation for pleural plaques because plaques are not actually disabling. The IIAC announced online last fall that it was considering the topic and invited comments. The panel concluded that

This May 12, 2009 post updates a post of Wednesday, April 22, 2009 regarding pleural plaques and asbestos issues in the UK.

The UK press is now reporting that the UK government has now publicly stated that it will not make its decision on pleural plaques legislation until some time prior to Parliament’s summer recess.

Here is the link to the full text of the first ruling in the insurer’s lawsuit seeking a declaration to invalidate to the Scottish pleural plaques legislation.

In the opinion, the trial judge (Lord Glennie) exercised his discretion not to grant the insurer’s motion to stop the legislation from taking effect. In reaching that decision,