Moville publican sues insurance company over pub fire claim

A Donegal Publican has sued an insurance company for 3 million euro over its alleged failure to pay out under a policy following a blaze which destroyed the bar.

The case is due to come before the Commercial Court.

Seamus McLaughlin, owner and operator of the Waterfront in Moville claims Aviva Insurance is liable to compensate him for the loss he suffered following the fire early last year.

Aviva has refused to indemnify Mr McLaughlin saying he was involved in the fire, on February 1st 2009, and was guilty of fraud in making the claim. The company denies it has any liability to him.

The case has now been admitted to the Commercial Court which is the High Court's fast track division, this following an application from Aviva and on consent between both parties.

The court heard that a garda investigation had taken place and that a file had been prepared for forwarding to the Director of Public Prosecutions