For its supposed failure to act with “the reasonable skill and care expected of an insurance broker,” Miller Insurance Services is being sued by Cardiff City Football Club for more than £10 million, nearly four years following the death of Emiliano Sala.
The late Argentine footballer – who was returning to Wales after saying goodbye to FC Nantes following his £15 million transfer deal – did not make it back to the UK when the “dodgy” plane he was on from France crashed into the English Channel in January 2019.
Cardiff City turned out to be uninsured for Sala’s death, with the football club blaming Miller for allegedly not informing it of the required process involving new players and amended coverage.
According to the BBC, Miller declined to comment on the High Court case. As of this writing, Insurance Business is also not aware of any statement issued by the broker in relation to the lawsuit.
Earlier this year, Cardiff City lost an appeal at which it maintained its position that the team was not liable to pay FC Nantes the transfer fee because Sala wasn’t officially part of the Welsh roster yet at the time of his death.
At the time, Cardiff City said: “If [further] appeals are unsuccessful and the club is liable to pay the transfer fee, the club will take legal action against those responsible for the crash for damages to recover its losses.”