Asbestos Victims Denied Docs In Landmark Transparency Case

Law360, London (July 16, 2020, 4:44 PM BST) -- A judge barred a personal injury advocacy group on Thursday from reviewing a cache of legal documents thought to contain vital details about the asbestos industry in one of the first applications of a landmark legal decision over the public's right to open justice.

High Court Judge Nicholas Picken refused to allow the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK to have access to thousands of trial documents prepared in a damages lawsuit between a group of insurers and an asbestos manufacturer.

The forum, which supports people suffering with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by the hazardous material, was not involved in...

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