Russian Insurer Denied Quick Win In Deadly Jet Crash Suit

Law360, London (June 17, 2020, 3:25 PM BST) -- A judge ruled on Wednesday that a Russian insurer's lawsuit seeking to recoup a payout over a deadly plane crash must go to trial to decide whether political pressure led a court in Russia court to order the reinsurers to pay more than $22 million.

Judge Clare Moulder denied the application to the High Court by Rosgosstrakh Insurance Co. for summary judgment to enforce a Russian court ruling that ordered the reinsurers to pay up after a plane crash in Indonesia, which killed everyone on board and destroyed the aircraft.

Experts on Russian law disagreed whether the courts in that country had jurisdiction...

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