File 4 - Five early compensation cases

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GB 249 OEDA CM/4/2/4

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Five early compensation cases

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  • 1944-1961, 1993 (Creation)

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6 folders
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From a lever arch file inscribed 'Apps | Coyle | Meanan | Willows | Wren | Early claims T&N | Asbestos Fund | 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957 | Ins: SO 1943/4'

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Correspondence and papers re five asbestosis claim files, received from Michael O’Connor through Eamonn Markham, 1 July 1993. Includes minutes of periodic board meetings re the asbestosis fund. The claims relate to

  • Mr Prince William Apps
  • Mr Charles Coyle
  • Mr Joseph Meanen
  • Mr Walter Willows
  • Mr James William Wren

The Meanen file includes paper re Meanen's widow's lawsuit against Newalls Insulation Co Ltd, 1954. The Willows file includes legal correspondence and court papers (statement of claim, defense) re Willows v. TAC Company Ltd, 1960. Also photocopy of judgement in Nash v. Parkinson & Cowan Ltd, 24 March 1961 (a silicosis case).

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All folders restricted due to sensitive material, with the exception of folder 1 which is open.

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An account of the Coyle case can be found in Gorman (1997) ’A case study of the settlement process’, \Sourcebook on asbestos diseases\ vol 15: 354-373.

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  • English

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