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Westpac attacks ASIC ‘junk’ insurance case, says customers agreed to take out cover
Financial Services 2021-06-10 12:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has shot back at a lawsuit brought by ASIC over the selling of alleged poor value insurance products, with the bank saying its customers […]

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Major retailers file class action over missing cargo ship containers
Class Actions 2021-06-07 3:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action has been filed on behalf of major retailers seeking compensation over a May 2020 incident on the MV APL England vessel which […]

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ACCC drops long-running consumer case against NIB
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-12 12:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has dropped a consumer case accusing NIB Health Funds of failing to alert customers to coverage changes in their […]

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Quintis class action settlement to drag on with insurers’ appeal
Appeals 2021-05-10 5:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two insurers have appealed a ruling that could provide a further $11.25 million to group members in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis, further […]

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Statewide Super won’t defend ASIC case over $1.5M insurance mistake
Financial Services 2021-05-07 9:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Superannuation provider Statewide Super has announced that it will not defend civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC over an administrative error which resulted in around […]

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Judge puts class action lawyers on notice to reduce costs with junior barristers
Class Actions 2021-04-28 3:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has ordered that a referee consider how junior barristers were used in assessing the legal costs in an insurance class action […]

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Westpac to pay up to $30M to settle insurance class action
Class Actions 2021-04-28 10:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has agreed to pay up to $30 million to settle a long-running class action over allegedly excessive insurance premiums which included a trip to […]

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Judge ‘bereft’ of power to vary $138M IAG settlement to allow late opt outs
Insurance 2021-04-23 5:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A $138 million class action settlement with IAG over alleged junk insurance will go ahead after a judge found he was “bereft” of power to […]

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Law firms behind rival Allianz class actions to press for novel alternative to beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-04-23 3:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two law firms bringing competing class actions against insurance giant Allianz have proposed to resolve the duplication by jointly running just one of the cases, […]

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Suncorp unit hit with class action over add-on insurance
Class Actions 2021-04-16 5:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Suncorp subsidiary AAI Limited has been hit with a class action over allegedly misleading add-on insurance sold at car dealerships. The Maurice Blackburn-led class action […]

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