Johan Gregow writes chapter in The Insurance Disputes Law Review - Edition 2
In Sweden, insurance litigation is often related to issues regarding insurance coverage. Moreover, there are cases related to indemnity insurance. The insurance company instructs counsel to defend the insured in line with the terms under the policy.
There are plenty of subrogation cases, namely when the insurer has indemnified the insured and exercises subrogated rights in a claim against a third party. These cases are often settled by arbitration. Recent cases before the Supreme Court have covered issues regarding interpretation of provisions in the policy, third-party claims and the application of time limitation provisions.
In the chapter, we will provide an overview of general principles of Swedish insurance law and illustrate the recent case law.