AXA S.A. v Genworth Financial International Holdings, Inc. and others

Practice – Striking out. The application of the CPR Pt 20 defendants to strike out the defendant companies' CPR Pt 20 claim against them succeeded, in a dispute concerning the acquisition of companies from the first defendant by the claimant company. The Commercial Court held that the CPR Pt 20 claim was an abuse of the declaratory form of relief and the proper course was to strike it out in its entirety.

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