Insurer Cannot Bring Expert Evidence In Sunken Yacht Row

Law360, London (April 3, 2019, 3:47 PM BST) -- A London court has prevented an insurer from introducing expert evidence against a Californian sailor whose pleasure yacht crashed onto a reef off the Philippines and was allegedly looted by thieves, saying the report had failed to address vital questions in the case.

Martin Griffiths, Deputy Judge at the High Court, denied permission for Northenreef Insurance Co. SA to cite a report from JM Marine Surveys Singapore Pte Ltd., a maritime surveyor, about the fate of the vessel after the collision in March 2014.

Judge Griffiths criticized the report in an order on Monday, saying that it did not give an opinion...

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