England footballer defeats Allianz in credit hire case

Footballer Darren Bent in Umbro ad

The Aston Villa footballer and Allianz policyholder was involved in a road traffic accident in February 2007 and subsequently hired an Aston Martin DB9 after being referred to credit hire firm Accident Exchange.

In a series of court cases Allianz challenged the period of hire, rate of hire and need for the hire.

In February 2011 Judge Plumstead's ruling meant that Mr Bent, who sought to recover £63,000 after renting the car from Accident Exchange at a rate of £573.28 per day + VAT, failed to

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