Top UK Court To Weigh ECJ Referral In Oil Spill Suit

By Silvia Martelli (May 3, 2022, 4:26 PM BST) -- Britain's highest court will assess whether the English courts should have asked for European Union guidance just before Brexit took effect on how to handle a Spanish judgment that holds insurers liable for up to €855 million ($901 million) for an oil spill.

The U.K. Supreme Court said in a note on Friday that it granted permission on March 31 to appeal the Court of Appeal's judgment over the enforceability of the Spanish ruling that the London Steam-Ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association was liable for losses because of a 2002 oil spill that damaged Spanish and French coastlines.

The Supreme Court said it...

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