• Kirk Hartley

UK Update

An article on the BBC and an article on Scotsman.com report that trial has started on the insurance indsutry challenge to Scotland’s recent legislation reallowing lawsuits seeking compensation for pleural plaques. According to the articles, trial is expected to end by June 12.

Meanwhile, London still has not announced a decision on pleural plauqes but campaigning about asbestos medical research continues to grow. A May 25 article reports that 22,000 Brits signed a petition to Downing Street to request a central medical authority to lead research efforts regarding mesothelioma, and yet another article reports on two lawyers and another person embarking on a 1,200 mile bike marathon aimed at encouraging medical research, with the journey to be chronicled on a blog.

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About Kirk

Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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