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RE: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...

Subject: RE: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...
From: Trevor Heaps
Date: Dec 13 2008 08:19:19
Thanks Mike,

Would be great!

--- On Fri, 12/12/08, Mike Ellison <mike@xxxxx.co.uk> wrote:

From: Mike Ellison <mike@xxxxx.co.uk>
Subject: RE: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Date: Friday, December 12, 2008, 10:14 PM
Trevor

Please excuse me if someone has already mentioned this but
I think that
the quote that you have given is probably making direct
reference to a
particular case (the reference escapes me but I will check
it out when
next in the office) where a successful claim was made
against a council
where by managing a tree over a number of years they had
assumed
responsibility for it. 

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor Heaps [mailto:theapsy@xxxxxx.com] 
Sent: 12 December 2008 09:24
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...

Hi,

I'm currently trying to fight an insurance claim:

I work for a local authority and we recently pruned some
trees that had
been cited in an insurance claim. We have since found out
that the trees
were on private land and we are trying to avoid being
involved. The
insurance company is saying that, I quote:

"Given that the Council's contractors did
undertake work to the trees,
this would show that the Council exercised ownership and/or
control.
Accordingly, we consider that the Council are the
appropraie defendents
in this matter."

Can anyone help me out with this one?

Thanks...

Trevor



      




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