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DMC/INS/11/03

England

Melinda Holdings SA v. Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Ltd.

English High Court; Burton J; [2011] EWHC 181 (Comm), 18 February 2011: [[1]]

WAR RISKS INSURANCE: EXCLUDED CAUSES: ORDINARY JUDICIAL PROCESS: INSURED’S OBLIGATION TO SUE AND LABOUR: STANDARD OF PROOF


DMC/INS/11/02

United Kingdom

Wasa International Insurance Co Ltd v Lexington Insurance Co; AGF Insurance Ltd v Lexington Insurance Co

House of Lords: Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers , Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe , Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood , Lord Mance , Lord Collins of Mapesbury: [2009] UKHL 40: [[2]]

INSURANCE: NO GOVERNING LAW EXPRESSED IN THE POLICY: FACULTATIVE REINSURANCE SUBJECT TO ENGLISH LAW: WHETHER PERIOD OF COVER TO BE CONSTRUED AS BACK TO BACK WITH THE UNDERLYING INSURANCE, AS INTERPRETED BY FOREIGN COURT


DMC/SandT/11/01

English Court of Appeal

Masefield AG v Amlin Corporate Member Ltd

[2011] EWCA Civ 24: Court of Appeal, Civil Division: Rix, Moore-Bick and Patten LJJ: 26January 2011: [[3]]

MARINE CARGO INSURANCE: VESSEL, CREW AND CARGO TAKEN BY PIRATES, LATER RELEASED ON PAYMENT OF RANSOM: NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT: CLAIM THAT ASSURED IRRETRIEVABLY DEPRIVED OF CARGO: WHETHER CARGO AN ACTUAL TOTAL LOSS UNDER s.57(1) MARINE INSURANCE ACT 1906: WHETHER PAYMENT OF RANSOM CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY


DMC/INS/10/02

English High Court

Masefield AG -v- Amlin Corporate Member Ltd [2010] EWHC 280 (Comm): David Steel J.: 18 February 2010[[4]]

MARINE CARGO INSURANCE: VESSEL, CREW AND CARGO TAKEN BY PIRATES, THEN RELEASED ON PAYMENT OF RANSOM: NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT: CLAIM THAT ASSURED IRRETRIEVABLY DEPRIVED OF CARGO: WHETHER CARGO AN ACTUAL TOTAL LOSS UNDER s.57(1) MARINE INSURANCE ACT 1906: WHETHER CARGO A CONSTRUCTIVE TOTAL LOSS UNDER s.60(1): PIRACY: POSSESSION: WHETHER PAYMENT OF RANSOM CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY


DMC/INS/01/10

Lexington Insurance Company v AGF Insurance Limited; Lexington Insurance Company v Wasa International Insurance Company Limited

House of Lords: Lords Phillips, Walker, Brown, Mance and Collins: [2009] UKHL 40: 30 July 2009

REINSURANCE: PROPORTIONAL FACULTATIVE REINSURANCE POLICY: PHYSICAL LOSS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY: TEMORARAL SCOPE OF A TIME POLICY: WHETHER REINSURANCE POLICY IS TO BE CONSTRUED AS PROVIDING BACK-TO-BACK COVER WITH THE PRIMARY INSURANCE POLICY WHERE UNCERTAIN GOVERNING LAW OF INSURANCE POLICY PROVIDED WIDER SCOPE OF COVERAGE