Negligence – Causation. The claimant had failed to prove that the defendant local authority had been negligent or that the deceased's malignant mesothelioma had been caused by occupancy and/or use of his flat, which had been rented from the authority. Accordingly, the Queen's Bench Division, dismissed the claimant's claim for damages under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.