Recent insurance cases

Out-Law Guide | 14 Jul 2008 | 12:59 pm | 1 min. read

William Mcllroy Swindon v Quinn Insurance (18/07/2011) No dispute about an insurer's "liability in respect of a claim or the amount to be paid” could have arisen until the insured's liability to...
  • William Mcllroy Swindon v Quinn Insurance (18/07/2011)
    No dispute about an insurer's "liability in respect of a claim or the amount to be paid” could have arisen until the insured's liability to third party claimants had been established by judgment, arbitration award or settlement.
  • Gard Marine v Lloyd Tunnicliffe
    (30/06/2011)
    The notation (100%) has a recognised meaning in the offshore energy market. When applied to an excess in a facultative reinsurance it meant the excess point would be adjusted to reflect the insured's interest in the relevant asset.
  • Heather Moor & Edgecomb v UK (14/06/2011)
    The Financial Ombudsman Service had not breached Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights by refusing a firm's application for an oral hearing.
  • Sienkiewicz v Greif (09/03/2011)
    Following Fairchild, a defendant in a mesothelioma claim would be liable if the negligent exposure materially increased the risk of the claimant developing the disease. This applied whether there was a single defendant or multiple defendants.
  • Sousa v Waltham Forest (11/03/2011)
    An insured bringing a subrogation claim under a conditional fee agreement was entitled to recover his lawyer’s success fee from the defendant, even though he had an indemnity from his insurer against costs.
  • AXA Seguros v Allianz (02/03/2011)
    Civil engineers’ reports commissioned by reinsurers after a loss were not subject to litigation privilege because they were not produced for the dominant purpose of litigation.

See also: Insurance case reports by topic