A ruling by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for compensation payments by insurance firms to the families of people who died after exposure to asbestos.
The UNITE union has welcomed the ruling saying it will affect many of the two thousand five hundred people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year.
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