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Zurich Says Care Home Co. Broke Law In £6M Insurance Row

Law360, London (February 25, 2019, 1:42 PM GMT) -- Zurich Insurance PLC has denied owing more than £6 million ($7.9 million) after a landslide damaged a clifftop care home in Jersey, and alleged that the operator of the residential building broke the law by failing to register with a local regulator.

The Swiss insurance giant has filed a defense, dated Feb. 20, asking the High Court in London to dismiss a claim brought in December by Cheval Roc Residential Ltd. The operator of the 39-bedroom home is suing Zurich for breach of contract after parts of the property crashed from the clifftop onto the beach below in March 2016.

Zurich claims that...

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