BLM and QBE triumphant in contempt of court case

17 Dec 2015

QBE, supported by BLM partner Matthew Harrington and associate Victoria Garvey, has this week won a contempt of court action worth over £500,000.

The claimant, Mr Heffer submitted a claim against QBE’s client, a metal stockholder and distributor, for a leg and back injury which was sustained when falling from a vehicle. In his £500,000 claim he alleged significant incapacity. However, evidence provided by QBE’s client and surveillance footage revealed that Mr Heffer had grossly exaggerated his level of injury and incapacity. Further details on the case can be found here.

The outcome of the case, which features in Insurance Times and Post magazine today, is another example of the industry working together to bring perpetrators of insurance fraud to justice.

Matt Lacy, Director of Casualty at QBE commented: “This contempt of court case is yet another example of our success in bringing perpetrators of insurance fraud to justice. This latest case comes on the back of other well-publicised attempts to defraud our clients and QBE of substantial amounts of money, and demonstrates how we will resolutely defend our interests and those of our clients.”

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