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Over and out: Chief Justice says protocol needed to prevent overtalking in virtual trials
Insurance 2020-03-31 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court says a system is needed to ensure parties don’t interrupt one another during virtual hearings, and noted the […]

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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction 2020-03-26 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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‘Forensic voyeurism’: Judge denies BHP bid for docs in $36M spat with insurers
Insurance 2020-03-10 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of BHP Billiton can’t get its hands on underwriting documents in its case against Lloyd’s of London and Berkley Insurance, which are being […]

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Federal Court grapples with own practice note in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions 2020-03-10 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

With the common fund order tossed in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, a Federal Court judge on Tuesday […]

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‘I have been ignored’: Claimant makes courtroom plea in AMP insurance churn case
Financial Services 2020-03-03 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

An individual claimant accusing AMP Financial Planning of ignoring multiple attempts to gain remediation for alleged insurance re-writing conduct was granted permission to voice his […]

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ANZ and Westpac hit with junk insurance class actions
Class Actions 2020-02-28 1:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon has expanded its Get Your Insurance Back campaign, launching class actions against ANZ and Westpac over allegedly worthless consumer credit insurance, just […]

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Judge spots ‘fundamental flaw’ in NAB insurance class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-02-25 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned whether he should sign off on a $49.5 million settlement in a class action against National Australia Bank over allegedly worthless […]

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‘Negligent’ insurance broker must pay client’s copyright settlement with Microsoft
Intellectual Property 2020-02-24 9:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

An insurance broker breached its duties to a software company and must cover the costs of a settlement it reached with Microsoft for copyright infringement, […]

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TAL refutes ASIC claims, stands by denial of coverage for cancer patient
Insurance 2020-02-24 2:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Life insurer TAL has stood by its decision to deny coverage to a cancer patient, which landed it in hot with the Australian Securities and […]

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Westpac slams Shine’s ‘sales pitch’ in class action opt out notice
Class Actions 2020-02-21 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has criticised Shine Lawyers for allegedly turning a registration and opt out notice to class action members into a ‘sales pitch’ designed to book-build […]

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