The second case management conference in the FCA business interruption insurance test case took place today. The court allowed groups of policyholders – the Hiscox Action Group and Hospitality Insurance Action Group – to intervene in the hearing and made other detailed orders about the management of the case during the three weeks before the trial begins on 20 July.
Progress towards the eight-day hearing of the business interruption insurance test case, due to start on 20 July, will be in accordance with largely pre-agreed Orders made today by Butcher J in the course of the first (remote) Case Management Conference which lasted just over four hours.
On 10 June the regulator provided an update on the BI test case, having initiated declaratory proceedings on 9 June as planned. The update covers a wealth of material, including the claim form, the particulars of claim and further information on the factual hypotheses against which the sample business interruption policy wordings are to be tested.