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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test case
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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Insurers accused of misleading policyholders in COVID-19 insurance class actions
Insurance 2021-10-05 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers are misleading policyholders about class actions which seek compensation for those denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns, a court has heard. In a […]

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Firm investigating Blue Sky class action wants insurance info lest case is ‘waste of time’
Class Actions 2021-09-30 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm representing a property developer in an investigation of a potential class action against failed asset manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments is seeking […]

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QBE says infectious disease exclusion applies to COVID-19 claims in Victoria
Insurance 2021-09-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

While a first test case in NSW rejected insurers’ interpretation of infectious disease exclusions in COVID-19 business interruption policies, potentially putting the industry on the […]

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Princess, Regent theatres sue insurer for $20M in business interruption cover
Insurance 2021-09-20 2:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The owners and operators of five Melbourne theatres have filed legal action against Ansvar Insurance seeking more than $20 million in business interruption cover for […]

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‘Fruits of victory’ can’t be denied pending insurer’s class action indemnity appeal
Insurance 2021-09-17 6:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Avant Insurance has lost a bid to pause an order that it pay $371,000 in the legal costs of a surgeon facing a class action […]

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CBA to plead guilty to 30 criminal charges over sale of consumer credit insurance
Financial Services 2021-09-16 2:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Commonwealth Bank will plead guilty to criminal charges following an ASIC investigation over misleading representations to customers who purchased add-on consumer credit insurance. CBA […]

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Insurer JLT resists bid to expand class action on eve of trial
Insurance 2021-09-16 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance broker JLT Risk Solutions has opposed an application by a group of NSW councils to add misleading and deceptive conduct allegations to a long-running […]

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Allianz loses bid for class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-09-15 1:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a proposal by two law firms to jointly run a consolidated class action against Allianz over add-on car insurance, […]

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Lloyd’s denies ‘incomprehensible’ claims in COVID-19 business interruption class action
Coronavirus 2021-09-10 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance giant Lloyd’s has rejected what it calls an “incomprehensible” class action pleading by Australian businesses that argue its business interruption policies should have indemnified […]

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