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UK Top Court To Determine Churchill's Liability For £2M Blaze

Law360, London (December 13, 2018, 3:45 PM GMT) -- The U.K. Supreme Court is considering whether a leading motor insurer must pay for extensive damage caused to buildings after a mechanic sparked a fire while welding his car, in a case that could widen the industry’s exposure to third-party claims.

Britain’s highest court heard detailed arguments on Thursday about whether U.K. Insurance Ltd., which trades as Churchill and which insured a car that went up in flames during repair work more than eight years ago, is liable to pay for nearby property whose owners were uncovered by the policy. The accidental blaze tore through several buildings and caused more than...

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