Civil Court orders Allied Insurance to pay USD 22 mln to Yacht Tours

Civil Court orders Allied Insurance to pay USD 22 mln to Yacht Tours

The Civil Court on Sunday ordered Allied Insurance to pay USD 22 million (MVR 339 million) to Yacht Tours, a company owned by parliamentary representative for Kaafu Atoll's Kaashidhoo constituency MP Abdulla Jabir.

The court issued the order after Allied refused to pay out the insurance requested by Yacht Tours, to cover storm damages to the resort previously managed by the latter on Alidhoo, Haa Alif Atoll, in 2014.

The verdict read by Judge Ali Naseer noted that Yacht Tours had applied for premium insurance, and that the insurance policy signed between the two companies obligated Allied to cover the damages to Alidhoo.

Allied was granted a period of six months to settle the insurance payment.

Although the Civil Court had initially rejected the case filed by Yacht Tours, the decision was later overturned by the High Court. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict, ordering the lowest court to accept the case, when Allied appealed the High Court's ruling.