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‘Occurrence’ in insurance policies

The test enunciated by the English court in Kuwait Airways Corporation v Kuwait Insurance Co [1996] 1 Lloyds Rep 664, confirmed in Mann and Another v Lexington Insurance Company [2000] is no different in South African law. “An ‘occurrence’ (which is not materially different from an event or happening, unless perchance the contractual context requires … Continue reading

Deterioration of plastic bags by sun as an accidental occurrence

The US Appeal Court in Iowa held that manufactured plastic bags that deteriorated in sunlight because of the absence of an ultraviolet inhibitor and caused small shreds of plastic to commingle with a customer’s landscaping materials requiring clean-up was an accident and therefore an occurrence under their comprehensive general liability policy. The policy provided coverage … Continue reading
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