Broker Denies Liability In Construction Co.'s £1.4M Suit

Law360, London (November 14, 2019, 3:15 PM GMT) -- A U.K. brokerage has hit back against a construction supplier's lawsuit accusing it of underselling insurance on the eve of a fire, telling a London court that coverage was set at the other business' exact specifications. 

Emson Corporate Services PLC denied giving bad advice on how much insurance Discount Builders Merchants Ltd. needed to cover its building, contents and disruption to the business' operations, according to a Nov. 11 filing with the High Court. 

Discount Builders Merchants has sued Emson to recover £1.4 million ($1.8 million) in damages to the supplier's building and stock from a 2014 fire the insurer Allianz agreed...

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