Insurers Want More Changes To Asbestos Compensation Rule

By Joanne Faulkner (October 13, 2021, 4:50 PM BST) -- Aviva and Swiss Re asked a London appeal court on Wednesday to expand the reach of a ruling that the government's 100% recovery of personal injury benefits for asbestos victims from insurers violates British human rights law.

The insurers are cross-appealing after the British government was found in November to be violating the U.K.'s 1998 Human Rights Act by applying a law that allegedly compels insurers to pay the government social security benefits that are made to a personal injury claimant.

The High Court said this applied only to insurance policies underwritten before the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act was...

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