Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 158 (Jan)
Court: Commercial Court

David Steel J

Representation Michael Nolan (instructed by Swinnertons) for the claimants.
  Steven Phillips (instructed by Waltons & Morse) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 23 January 2002


Insurance - All risks insurance - Cargo insurance - Defendants insuring two consignments of vehicles for claimant motor vehicle dealers - Dominican Republic customs officials wrongfully taking vehicles - Whether vehicles confiscated during period of cover - Whether vehicles having been 'seized' by customs officials.

The Case

A claim under two all risks insurance policies for the loss of two consignments of cars which were taken illegally by customs officials in the Dominican Republic succeeded; the defendants' arguments in relation to the cessation of cover, the time of the loss and seizure were rejected on the facts.

Practice Areas

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