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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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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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Chubb wouldn’t want survival of Opal Tower concrete specialist on conscience, judge says
Insurance 2020-10-16 2:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judge of the Federal Court has told Chubb Insurance to consider whether it wants to be held responsible for the commercial viability of […]

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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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IAG reaches $138M settlement in add-on insurance class action on eve of trial
Class Actions 2020-10-06 10:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Insurance Australia Group will fork over $138 million to settle a class action brought against two subsidiaries alleging they engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct […]

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AIG settles case against ex-Kaboko Mining directors after D&O policy exclusion spat
Insurance 2020-10-20 1:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AIG has settled a lawsuit brought by Kaboko Mining against several former directors alleging they failed to exploit commercial opportunities, after the insurer failed to […]

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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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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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