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Admiral Wins Record Damages In UK Car Crash Fraud Case

Law360, London (May 17, 2018, 4:39 PM BST) -- Admiral has won what is believed to be the U.K.’s highest-ever punitive damages award for fraudulent car accident claims, against a company that helped pursue it for £2.5 million ($3.4 million) in payouts, a lawyer for the insurer told Law360 on Thursday.

A judge at the County Court in London ordered MS Globenet, trading as ACE, and its director Mohammed Samavat in late April to pay the motor insurer £70,000 in exemplary damages, according to Admiral’s lawyers Clyde & Co. LLP.

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