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Commonwealth Bank, Westpac’s BT face potential class actions over insurance ‘rort’
Class Actions July 31, 2020 4:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shine Lawyers is investigating two new class actions against Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac’s BT Funds Management over allegedly excessive insurance premiums, a week […]

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AMP’s life insurance arm hit with class action over ‘inflated’ insurance policies
Class Actions July 24, 2020 9:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP Life has been hit with a class action alleging its financial representatives pushed inflated insurance policies onto 100,000 customers while knowing that better policies […]

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Allianz hit with class action over ‘junk’ car insurance
Class Actions July 8, 2020 9:23 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Insurance giant Allianz is facing a class action over allegedly “poor value” or worthless car and motorcycle insurance products. The proceedings, filed in the Supreme […]

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‘Seriously dishonest conduct’: Former Liberal leader John Hewson sues Nine for defamation
Defamation July 6, 2020 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Liberal leader John Hewson has filed a defamation suit against Nine, claiming a report by A Current Affair about his insurance firm was gratuitous […]

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Corporate wrongdoing is the real reason D&O premiums in Australia are rising
Expert Insights July 3, 2020 4:25 pm By

Part of the sustained attack currently being waged against litigation funders in Australia relates to the impact of funded class actions on the cost of […]

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More law firms pulled into Quintis class action as $46M insurance dispute heats up
Insurance July 3, 2020 4:06 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Three law firms will represent the insurers in new proceedings launched to resolve a $46 million insurance question delaying settlement of two shareholder class actions […]

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Opal Tower concrete supplier sues insurer over class action coverage
Insurance July 1, 2020 2:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has filed a lawsuit against Chubb Insurance seeking to force the insurer to cover its costs of […]

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Opal Tower apartment owners file lawsuit against NSW Government
Construction June 29, 2020 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Owners of units in Sydney’s Opal Tower have filed a lawsuit against the NSW Government and builder Icon after allegedly discovering more than 500 additional […]

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ANZ says allegedly worthless insurance policies gave customers ‘peace of mind’
Class Actions June 16, 2020 6:15 pm By Alison Eveleigh

ANZ has denied claims that it sold allegedly worthless insurance to group members in a class action against the banking giant, and has said the […]

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Judge slams ‘deficient’ explanation behind $2.9M penalty in ACCC, HealthEngine case
Competition & Consumer Protection June 5, 2020 2:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A penalty hearing in the ACCC’s case against health booking company HealthEngine over misleading online reviews has been adjourned after a judge criticised the parties’ […]

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