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Nine settles John Hewson defamation suit over ‘seriously dishonest’ report
Defamation 2021-04-12 4:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nine has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit by former Liberal leader John Hewson alleging a report by A Current Affair about his insurance firm […]

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Quintis class action settlement could get $11M boost after insurers come up short
Insurance 2021-04-06 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lengthy dispute over insurance in a settled class action against sandalwood producer Quintis has been resolved, with the Federal Court rejecting a challenge by […]

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Greensill Bank to avoid asset seizure for now as Australian creditors named
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-31 6:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has allowed a German bank owned by Greensill Capital, which owes creditors over $1.75 billion, to temporarily avoid seizure of its assets as […]

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CBA denies fiduciary duty owed to group members in insurance ‘rort’ class action
Class Actions 2021-03-29 1:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Commonwealth Bank of Australia subsidiaries have denied that they owed fiduciary duties to group members in a class action over allegedly excessive insurance premiums […]

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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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AIG can’t avoid bill for Murray Goulburn class action, judge rules
Insurance 2021-03-26 6:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurer AIG Australia will have to pay collapsed diary processing firm Murray Goulburn at least $8.85 million after a court ruled it was liable to […]

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Linchpin Capital investors want to add insurers to class action
Class Actions 2021-03-26 12:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action by investors of collapsed Linchpin Capital against the company’s former directors wants to join their insurers as defendants to the proceedings. A […]

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson wants to declass lawsuit over ‘excessive’ insurance premiums
Insurance 2021-03-23 11:59 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson wants to declass a representative action brought on behalf of local councils in NSW alleging it socked them with inflated […]

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Insurer sued for denying COVID-19 lockdown loss claim
Insurance 2021-03-23 12:36 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A small business owner has launched proceedings against his insurer claiming he was wrongly denied pandemic coverage under a business interruption policy, one of many […]

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‘A disappointing result’: Judge approves $25M settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-17 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a “disappointing” $25 million settlement in long-running class action litigation over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith with claims worth […]

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