Airbus Must Go To Trial In Insurance Jurisdiction Fight

Law360, London (May 14, 2019, 3:48 PM BST) -- A London appeals court ruled Tuesday that Airbus would have to go to trial to prove that an Italian dispute with insurance giants AXA, Generali and Allianz over a damaged passenger jet falls under English jurisdiction, saying a lower court jumped the gun when it reached that conclusion. 

Three judges sitting for the Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that a High Court judge was premature in declaring that negligence claims filed by the insurers against Airbus in Italy belong in London instead.

English courts have jurisdiction to decide that question. But at this stage it is too early for the trial court...

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