Insurer Must Disclose Communications In Jet Crash Case

Law360, London (October 9, 2020, 6:57 PM BST) -- A London judge on Friday ordered a Russian insurer to disclose communications with an airplane manufacturer it insured that provided a letter to a Moscow judge who subsequently put reinsurers on the hook for more than $22 million for a deadly plane crash.

High Court Judge Christopher Butcher approved the request from the reinsurers, who claim the aircraft manufacturer's letter to the judge made false and misleading statements to help Rosgosstrakh Insurance Co. defeat the reinsurers' Russian court claims over the 2012 plane crash in Indonesia, which killed everyone on board and destroyed the aircraft.

The judge also gave the reinsurers...

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