Ship Co. Says Italy, Not UK, Should Hear $50M Insurance Case

Law360, London (May 4, 2020, 8:33 PM BST) -- A ship owner urged a London judge Monday to decline jurisdiction over claims insurer Generali Italia SpA brought in England to block the owner's $50 million coverage suit in Italy, fighting Generali's contention that a contract clause providing Italian jurisdiction was a mistake.

During a High Court hearing before Judge David Foxton, counsel for ship owner Pelagic Fisheries Corp. argued that Generali's case in England should be put on ice until the Italian court weighs in on the matter because of clauses in Pelagic's insurance policy that assign jurisdiction to both countries.

Claims brought by Generali and some 20 underwriters against...

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