Costa Rican Insurer Seeks to Assert Punitive Damages Claims Against Reinsurance Brokers
May 6, 2013
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MIAMI — A Costa Rican insurer has asked a Florida judge for permission to add punitive damages claims against Howden Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Hemispheric Reinsurance Group Inc. in a suit accusing the brokers of overcharging commission.
In an April 1 motion, Instituto Nacional de Seguros asserts the brokers practice of “grossing up” and their failure to disclose the facts surrounding this practice constituted a conscious disregard or indifference of the insurer’s rights.
INS, a Costa Rican state-owned insurer, provides property damage and business interruption coverage to Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, a Costa Rican state-owned telecommunications supplier.
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