UK Supreme Court Deals Blow To Zurich In Injury Fraud Case

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The U.K. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to toss an entire damages claim by a man who was caught lying about his work-related injuries to win more money from Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd., establishing that courts can nix fraudulent claims after a trial only under exceptional circumstances.

Shaun Summers initially claimed damages of £840,000 ($1.3 million) following a workplace accident. But undercover surveillance — which was conducted after a trial judge ruled in favor of Summers on liability but before a trial on damages — revealed that...
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