Zurich Can Seek Prison Sentence For Lying Rock Singer

Law360, London (May 17, 2019, 12:10 PM BST) -- Swiss insurance giant Zurich can ask a criminal court to imprison an ageing rock-and-roll singer for lying about the underlying causes of his hearing loss in a claim for damages, a London appeals court said Friday.

The Court of Appeal said the insurer could bring committal proceedings against David Romaine for lying on an application form asking Zurich to pick up the tab for his hearing loss. Romaine worked as an engineer for a refrigeration company that was a Zurich Insurance PLC customer.

Romaine withdrew his claim when investigators discovered he was a singer who played electric guitar with a live band. But...

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