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Court cuts silk’s fees in Westpac class action
Class Actions 2021-08-09 3:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former senior counsel in a settled insurance class action against Westpac has had his fees reduced by $70,000 after the Federal Court heard some […]

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The Star loses bid to recover COVID-19 losses from insurers
Insurance 2021-08-05 9:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Star Entertainment Group will not be able to recoup losses at its casinos and hotels stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, after a judge found […]

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Two years is too long, says judge in Willis Towers Watson restraint of trade dispute
Employment 2021-08-03 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Financial services giant Willis Towers Watson ordered a former executive to lie to clients on his way out of the organisation and imposed an “unreasonable” […]

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It’s the insurers, not class actions, driving D&O liability insurance premiums
Expert Insights 2021-07-29 10:51 am By Editor

Brick by brick, the claim that funded class actions are the primary driver of rising directors’ liability insurance premiums is being dismantled. Even more precarious […]

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‘Pretty unimpressed’: Judge reluctantly puts JLT class action on hold
Class Actions 2021-07-26 10:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has put off next month’s trial in one of two class actions brought by local councils against insurance JLT Risk Solutions over allegedly […]

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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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Judge questions ‘extraordinarily large’ legal fees in $30M Westpac class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-07-16 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned the legal disbursements sought to be approved in a $30 million class action settlement against Westpac over allegedly excessive life insurance […]

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Witness who won’t undergo quarantine can testify by video link in ex-Quintis boss’ trial
ASIC 2021-07-16 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has allowed a key US-based witness in ASIC’s case against former Quintis director Frank Wilson who will not submit to 14 days in […]

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Allianz says joint class action would eliminate competition in contingency fee rates
Class Actions 2021-07-16 3:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Consolidation of two consumer class actions against Allianz would do away with competition in a contest to lead a single case that would force a […]

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ASIC wants Allianz to pay $1.5M penalty for travel insurance sold on Expedia
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking $1.5 million in penalties against insurers Allianz and AWP after they admitted to misleading or deceiving the public by selling travel insurance […]

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