Cross border litigation between a business to which a road traffic accident victim’s claim against an insurance undertaking was transferred and that undertaking: The Court of Justice clarifies the rules regarding jurisdiction

(Source: Court of Justice of the EU)

On 28 February 2018 a road traffic accident occurred in Poland involving the collision of two
vehicles. The person responsible for the accident had taken out a contract for motor liability
insurance with Gefion Insurance A/S (‘Gefion’), an insurance company with its registered office in
Denmark. On 1 March 2018 the injured party leased a replacement vehicle from the repair
workshop to which his damaged vehicle had been entrusted. By way of payment for that lease
service arrangement, that person transferred the claim against Gefion to the repair workshop. On
25 June 2018 the repair workshop then assigned that claim to CNP spółka z ograniczoną
odpowiedzialnością (‘CNP’).

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