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Part II The Bermuda Form in Detail, 13 Misrepresentation and Nondisclosure

David Scorey, Richard Geddes, Chris Harris

From: The Bermuda Form: Interpretation and Dispute Resolution of Excess Liability Insurance (2nd Edition)

David Scorey QC, Richard Geddes, Chris Harris

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 June 2024

Applicable law — Insurance

This chapter first discusses the law of misrepresentation and nondisclosure as it has developed in New York, since the law of that state is designated in the majority of Bermuda Form policies as governing the resolution of ‘any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to the Policy’, which would clearly include a dispute about alleged misrepresentation in its procurement. The second part discusses English law. This is relevant for a number of reasons. It is not at all uncommon that the version of the Bermuda Form in play in respect of a given dispute will expressly adopt the law of England and Wales as controlling. This is often the case where the policy is issued to a multinational corporation whose management and headquarters are not located in the United States, or where the policy is not issued by an insurer resident in Bermuda.

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