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ACCC frowns on Smile Direct’s health care coverage claims
Johnson Winter & Slattery 2021-07-13 1:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken legal action against international dental care company Smile Direct Club for allegedly misleading tens of thousands of […]

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Law firms reverse course on novel alternative to beauty parade in Allianz class actions
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms running competing class actions against insurance giant Allianz have dropped a plan to resolve the duplication by jointly running just one of […]

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How a fall on the world dance stage prepped Lander & Roger’s Melissa Tan for complex litigation
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-07-12 10:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lander & Rogers special counsel Melissa Tan brings the same fierce work ethic and tenacity when competing in Latin dancing competitions around the globe that […]

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Failed insurance brokerage can’t get cover from Chubb for director’s alleged theft
Insurance 2021-07-12 3:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied defunct insurance broker All Class Insurance its bid for indemnity cover for the alleged theft of company funds by its director, […]

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Zurich unit OnePath to refund $35M to tens of thousands of life insurance customers
Financial Services 2021-07-12 3:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Zurich Group life insurance subsidiary OnePath Life will refund $35 million to 40,000 customers who were sold life insurance over the phone and were subject […]

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Second COVID-19 insurance test case to be decided by end of year
Coronavirus 2021-07-07 1:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A COVID-19 business interruption test case that was filed in the Federal Court following a landmark loss for insurers in test case before the NSW […]

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Insurer must cover breast implant doctor’s class action defence costs
Insurance 2021-07-06 1:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A surgeon facing class action claims from breast implant patients of the defunct The Cosmetic Institute has won his legal battle against an insurer that […]

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Quintis class actions reload as insurance brawl delays settlement approval
Class Actions 2021-07-05 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis that reached an in principle settlement over a year ago are moving forward following a protracted dispute […]

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Lloyds, QBE face class actions over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Insurance 2021-07-01 7:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers Lloyds Australia and QBE have been hit with class actions by policyholders who were denied business interruption coverage for COVID-19-related shutdowns. The class actions […]

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Insurers’ challenge to COVID-19 business interruption claims rejected by High Court
Coronavirus 2021-06-25 4:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected a bid by a group of insurers to weigh in on a test case against COVID-19 related claims in business […]

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