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Insurance Broker Must Pay £1.6M Over Waste Co. Blaze

Law360, London (October 10, 2018, 9:38 PM BST) -- A U.K. insurance broker must pay £1.6 million ($2.1 million) to the owners of a recycling company whose workshop burned to the ground, a London court has ruled, finding the intermediary was responsible for disclosure failures that invalidated the company’s insurance.

In a judgment made on Friday and published Monday, High Court Judge Christopher Butcher held that Butterworth Spengler Commercial Ltd. breached its duty by failing to discover and inform Lloyd’s of London insurer XL London Markets Ltd. about previous fires at the recycling plant operated by Doumac Ltd. and problems with the buildup of waste at the site.

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