Quoted from http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2011/04/13/landmark-asbestos-ruling-insurance-firms-urged-to-do-the-right-thing-and-pay-up-86908-23058016/
Landmark asbestos ruling: Insurance firms urged to ‘do the right thing’ and pay up
Apr 13 2011 Keith Mcleod
A thousand Scots victims of a lung condition caused by asbestos yesterday won a landmark legal fight to get compensation.
But in the five years it has taken Scottish judges to overturn a UK legal ruling, 40 people who had pleural plaques have died.
They will never see a payout of around s10,000 which has been denied to them by the UK legal system and the big insurance companies.
Last night, insurance chiefs – who have fought the case tooth and nail – pledged to take it all the way to the UK Supreme Court.
But one of the relatives involved pleaded: “We were confident the Scottish courts would do the right thing. I can only now appeal to these insurance companies also to do the right thing.”