UK Gov't Appeals Insurers' Win Over Asbestos Benefits

By Joanne Faulkner (October 12, 2021, 8:30 PM BST) -- The government urged an appeals court Tuesday to toss a ruling allowing insurers to cap the money they must reimburse HM Treasury for benefits paid to asbestos victims, arguing that it was not the court's place to reform the regime.

Edward Brown, counsel for the Department for Work and Pensions and the secretary of state, told the Court of Appeal that the High Court overstepped when it found that the British government would not have intended for law drafted in the '90s to interfere with other legal principles. 

The Department for Work and Pensions is challenging a November finding that the British government violated...

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