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Opal Tower concrete manufacturer appeals loss to insurer over coverage of legal bills
Insurance 2020-12-09 9:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has appealed a ruling letting its insurers off the hook to pay costs in advance incurred in […]

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ASIC wins case against insurer Youi over 2-year delay on hail damage claim
Insurance 2020-11-27 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has found that insurer Youi breached its duty of utmost good faith by taking two years to settle a home owner’s hail storm claim. […]

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Insurer not on the hook for Opal Tower concrete manufacturer’s legal bills
Insurance 2020-11-25 1:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has lost a courtroom bid to have its insurer pay costs in advance incurred in defending cross-claims […]

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Law firm investigates COVID-19 business interruption class action
Coronavirus 2020-11-20 1:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers may face a class action by holders of business interruption insurance that have had their COVID-19-related claims rejected, following their loss in a test […]

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‘An order that has never been made before’: Judge preps for contingency fee hearing
Class Actions 2020-11-19 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge hearing two competing class actions against Allianz Australia over “junk” insurance has asked the parties for feedback on what she […]

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Insurers lose COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2020-11-18 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers will face a flood of pandemic-related claims after an appeals court ruled in a test case brought by the Insurance Council that certain infectious […]

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Insurer appeals ruling putting it on hook for Opal Tower coverage
Insurance 2020-11-17 10:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurer Liberty Mutual is challenging its loss in a coverage dispute with construction company Icon Co over $31 million in losses stemming from Sydney’s Opal […]

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Allianz hit with second class action over ‘junk’ car insurance
Class Actions 2020-11-12 5:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A second class action has been filed against insurance giant Allianz seeking compensation for consumers alleged to have been ripped off by “worthless” add-on car […]

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Top judge nudges ASIC, Allianz away from ‘bastardised’ pleadings in travel insurance case
Insurance 2020-11-11 3:28 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Federal Court’s top judge has cautioned ASIC and insurers Allianz and AWP against presenting a “bastardised form of pleading” in the financial watchdog’s action […]

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Amicus to argue against CFO in $138M IAG class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-11-05 4:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

An amicus curiae will be appointed by the court to argue against a common fund order application by the funder backing a class action against […]

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