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Tobacco giant bid to oust judge

Tweet THE NSW Court of Appeal has been asked by British American Tobacco to remove a Dust Diseases Tribunal judge from hearing a landmark claim that smoking and asbestos jointly caused lung cancer. The company argued yesterday that Judge Jim Curtis should be disqualified because of a pre-trial ruling he made in a similar case in 2006 about its destruction of documents. The ruling was in an asbestos-tobacco compensation claim brought by a Wollongo ... Jump to full article >>