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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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Judge questions ‘extraordinarily large’ legal fees in $30M Westpac class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-07-16 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned the legal disbursements sought to be approved in a $30 million class action settlement against Westpac over allegedly excessive life insurance […]

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Allianz says joint class action would eliminate competition in contingency fee rates
Class Actions 2021-07-16 3:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Consolidation of two consumer class actions against Allianz would do away with competition in a contest to lead a single case that would force a […]

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Witness who won’t undergo quarantine can testify by video link in ex-Quintis boss’ trial
ASIC 2021-07-16 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has allowed a key US-based witness in ASIC’s case against former Quintis director Frank Wilson who will not submit to 14 days in […]

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Law firms reverse course on novel alternative to beauty parade in Allianz class actions
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms running competing class actions against insurance giant Allianz have dropped a plan to resolve the duplication by jointly running just one of […]

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ASIC wants Allianz to pay $1.5M penalty for travel insurance sold on Expedia
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking $1.5 million in penalties against insurers Allianz and AWP after they admitted to misleading or deceiving the public by selling travel insurance […]

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ACCC frowns on Smile Direct’s health care coverage claims
Johnson Winter & Slattery 2021-07-13 1:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken legal action against international dental care company Smile Direct Club for allegedly misleading tens of thousands of […]

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Zurich unit OnePath to refund $35M to tens of thousands of life insurance customers
Financial Services 2021-07-12 3:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Zurich Group life insurance subsidiary OnePath Life will refund $35 million to 40,000 customers who were sold life insurance over the phone and were subject […]

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Failed insurance brokerage can’t get cover from Chubb for director’s alleged theft
Insurance 2021-07-12 3:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied defunct insurance broker All Class Insurance its bid for indemnity cover for the alleged theft of company funds by its director, […]

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How a fall on the world dance stage prepped Lander & Roger’s Melissa Tan for complex litigation
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-07-12 10:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lander & Rogers special counsel Melissa Tan brings the same fierce work ethic and tenacity when competing in Latin dancing competitions around the globe that […]

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