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Icon denies QBE exclusions applied in Opal Tower disaster
Class Actions 2019-11-07 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has rejected QBE Underwriting’s argument that exclusion clauses in coverage for Sydney’s Opal Tower meant the insurer did not have to […]

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Insurers may get dragged into class action over ‘botched’ breast implants
Insurance 2019-10-25 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Cosmetic Institute director Dr Eddy Dona has flagged that he may drag insurers of his now collapsed medical chain into a class action brought against […]

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Legal fee fight looms in HIH Insurance shareholder actions
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-10-21 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers behind four quasi representative proceedings against the liquidators of collapsed HIH Insurance have launched a bid to recoup the costs of their successful 18-year-long […]

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ASIC calls out insurers, super funds for selling ‘junk’ TPD insurance
Insurance 2019-10-17 5:09 pm By Amelia Birnie

AMP, Asteron and Westpac have been singled out by ASIC for having higher than expected decline rates for total and permanent disability life insurance claims, […]

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HWL Ebsworth resolves claims partner helped divert insurance money to pay legal bill
Legal Ethics 2019-10-16 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

HWL Ebsworth has resolved a lawsuit alleging one of its partners helped the former directors of an insolvent mobile ticketing company divert the proceeds of […]

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Medibank admits to violating consumer law with insurance cover fail
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-16 1:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Health insurer Medibank has admitted to engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct when it falsely told consumers they were not eligible for certain coverage under […]

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UDP wins $25M from insurers over doomed 5 Star Foods deal
Corporate 2019-10-10 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hong Kong-based UDP was entitled to $25 million from its insurers after losing more than $30 million from its disastrous acquisition of dairy conglomerate 5 […]

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Insurer QBE claims Opal Tower cracking not ‘major’
Insurance 2019-10-10 4:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

QBE Underwriting has defended its decision to deny insurance coverage to the builder of Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower development, claiming the cracking was not “major” […]

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Insurance director’s royal commission comments create ‘forensic challenge’ in ASIC case, judge says
Insurance 2019-10-04 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Comments made by the director of three firms accused of pushing life insurance onto vulnerable consumers during the banking royal commission may come back to […]

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CBA unit hit with criminal charges over insurance hawking
Insurance 2019-10-04 1:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s insurance unit, CommInsure, is facing 87 criminal charges for allegedly hawking life insurance products in unsolicited telephone calls. The Colonial Mutual […]

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