Insurers' Jurisdiction Challenge Grounded In Airbus Suit

Law360, London (October 22, 2018, 7:14 PM BST) -- A London judge on Monday shut down a bid by a group of Italian insurers to nix aircraft manufacturer Airbus's lawsuit contesting the jurisdiction of a separate claim the insurers brought against it in Italy over a damaged Alitalia plane.

High Court Judge Clare Moulder concluded that the insurers are bound by an English jurisdiction clause in an agreement between Airbus and Alitalia, Italy’s flagship airline, in their claim for damages against Airbus. The suit stems from the more than $11 million that Italian insurance giant Generali Italia SpA and Italian units of Axa and Allianz paid out when an aircraft was...

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