Royal Sun Seeks $8.8M From US Over Cumberland River Flood

Law360, New York (April 30, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT) -- U.K.- based general insurance company Royal and Sun Alliance PLC on Monday hit the U.S. government with a suit claiming its negligence caused $8.8 million in damages when a heavy rain hit the Cumberland River Basin in May 2010.

Royal says its insureds had personal property including musical instruments, computer equipment and sacks of chemicals and chemical reagents stored in warehouses by the river, which lies within Kentucky and Tennessee.

The insurer says it was obligated to pay the $8.8 million in damages to its policyholders,...
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