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Insurer Tokio Marine Blames Roofers For £3.7M Pub Fire

Law360, London (March 1, 2019, 6:09 PM GMT) -- A roofing company has fired back against a pub owner's demand for at least £3.69 million ($4.81 million) in damages inflicted when a fire tore through the establishment, but its insurer, Tokio Marine, has blamed the company's workers for shoddy work and skipping inspections. 

Breckland Roofing Ltd. and Tokio Marine filed separate defenses seeking to deflect any liability for a fire that gutted The Stag pub in Attleborough, in the eastern county of Norfolk, in February 2018.

The roofing company said on Feb. 27 that its workers conducted daily inspections looking for fire hazards before using a blow torch to meld together...

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