Insurer Dispute Over Claims For Teacher Leave Heads To Trial

Law360, London (January 7, 2021, 6:09 PM GMT) -- A dispute between two insurers over alleged outstanding premiums and overpaid claims from schools related to teacher leave will head to trial over videolink next month, a judge in Manchester confirmed Thursday.

Acaster European Insurance Co. Ltd. has accused Class Insurance, which provides coverage for staff absences from schools, of underpaying premiums and overpaying on nearly 300 claims from its policyholders.

The insurers were in court Thursday for a pretrial hearing, which was held remotely. Judge Mark Halliwell agreed with the parties that "given the present circumstances" they must prepare for a virtual trial starting Feb. 8, rather than a physical...

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