In this article, published in Insurance Day, Sedgwick lawyer Jason McNerlin discusses legal issues arising in riot damage claims against UK police authoritiesFrom the Article:
Losses cause by recent social disturbances in England may result in claims under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 (RDA), says Jason McNerlin.
The RDA provides a police authority has a strict liability for riot damage occurring in its area. RDA claims may be brought by those suffering property damage of their property insurers. These are procedural requirements, including a time limit of 14 days in which to submit a claim, although it is possible to request an extension of a further 28 days.
Claims under the RDA may give rise to a number of legal issues.
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