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In victory for class action, judge says bad breast implant claims can advance
Class Actions 2022-05-20 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action against The Cosmetic Institute and twelve doctors over allegedly “incompetent” breast augmentation surgery have won court approval to expand […]

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Quintis class action settlement takes hit as insurers win appeal
Insurance 2022-05-19 4:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two insurers have won an appeal that blocks group members in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis from receiving a further $11.25 million after […]

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Hall & Wilcox lures McCabes principal to insurance practice
People In The News 2022-04-29 3:16 pm By Sam Matthews

Hall & Wilcox has bolstered its insurance practice with the appointment of new partner Priya Paquet, who will be based at the firm’s Brisbane office.  […]

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‘What should I do with you?’ Judge lashes Chubb, Inchcape in $2.3M spat over cyber attack coverage
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-04-27 1:56 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has lashed the “unsatisfactory” lack of cooperation between British automotive distributor Inchcape and Chubb in a $2.3 million dispute over coverage for a […]

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Judge signs off on $1.5M penalty against Westpac for unsolicited insurance
Financial Services 2022-04-07 6:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit Westpac with a $1.5 million penalty for misleading 141 customers into believing they had purchased add-on insurance. During a hearing earlier […]

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IAG investigates underwriter accused of issuing unauthorised Greensill policy
Insurance 2022-04-07 9:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance Australia Group is investigating the underwriter behind an allegedly unauthorised trade credit policy issued to Greensill Capital, according to a defence by the insurer […]

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Snap Fitness franchisee appeals denial of coverage for pandemic-related loss
Allens 2022-04-06 5:29 pm By Sam Matthews

Snap Fitness franchisee Dural 24/7 has appealed a ruling that found insurer Lloyd’s could rely on a conformity clause in its insurance contract to deny […]

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Tokio Marine goes on the offensive, accuses Greensill of fraud
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-04-04 10:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Collapsed supply chain finance company Greensill Capital has been accused of fraudulently obtaining policies from its largest insurer, Japan-based Tokio Marine, which has been dragged […]

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WSP to target another insurer over Opal Tower class action coverage after discovering $50M policy
Insurance 2022-04-04 3:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The structural engineer behind Sydney’s Opal Tower plans to drag insurer Tokio Marine into a lawsuit against two of Icon’s insurers, after discovering another $50 […]

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Insurer on hook for doctor’s costs in breast implant class action
Insurance 2022-03-31 1:59 pm By Sam Matthews

An appeals court has found that Avant Insurance must indemnify a plastic surgeon for his legal bills and the claims of all relevant group members […]

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