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Marine insurance - collateral lies: when lies are not fraud


Sooksripaisarnkit, P, Marine insurance - collateral lies: when lies are not fraud, Maritime Business Review, 2, (1) pp. 52-56. ISSN 2397-3757 (2017) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1108/MABR-09-2016-0020


Purpose : The purpose of this study is to review the reasoning of the judgment of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in Versloot Dredging BV and another (Appellants) v. HDI Gerling Industrie Versichering AG and Others (Respondents) [2016] UKSC 45 in finding that there is no remedy or sanction for the use of fraudulent devices (so-called "collateral lies") in insurance claims and to consider potential implications for underwriters.

Design/methodology/approach : The methodology is a typical case law analysis starting from case facts and the reasoning with short comments on legal implications.

Findings : Despite no sanction provided by law for the use of fraudulent devices, the room still opens for the underwriters to stipulate the consequence of using the fraudulent devices by the express term in the insurance contract.

Research limitations/implications : The main implication from the judgment is that underwriters are likely to incur more investigating costs for insurance claims.

Originality/value : This work raises awareness of the marine insurance industry (especially underwriters) as to the approach of the English law towards the use of fraudulent devices.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:marine insurance; collateral lies; fraud; fraudulent devices
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sooksripaisarnkit, P (Dr Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit)
ID Code:115474
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2017-03-28
Last Modified:2019-09-18

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