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ACCC raises competition concerns over $US80B Aon-Willis merger
Corporate 2021-02-18 4:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised preliminary competition concerns about the proposed merger of insurance giants Aon and Willis Towers Watson to create […]

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Class actions can’t pursue insurance brokers to boost Quintis settlement, court hears
Class Actions 2021-02-18 1:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two insurance brokers have dodged being dragged into class action proceedings against sandalwood producer Quintis to boost a settlement reached last year, as a fight […]

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Count Financial can’t join insurer to $15.3M lawsuit against ex-financial advisor
Insurance 2021-02-18 11:41 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

Count Financial has failed in its bid to put a former financial advisor’s insurers on the hook for a $15.3 million lawsuit brought by his […]

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Former Linchpin boss gets legal aid while waiting on insurers in ‘chaotic’ London
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-10 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

London is in a “complete state of chaos” and no amount of pressing by law firm Moray & Agnew has produced an answer from underwriters […]

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Concerns about courts wading into funding commission rates ‘exaggerated’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-01-29 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns behind criticism that courts aren’t equipped to assess a class action funder’s commission are exaggerated, and the fixing by judges of reasonable remuneration, at […]

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Quintis insurers may have to cough up extra $11.25M in class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-01-28 6:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lawsuit seeking to increase D&O insurance for sandalwood producer Quintis in the wake of a class action settlement has fallen short of the $40 […]

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$25M settlement reached in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-01-22 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A $25 million settlement has been reached in three long-running shareholder class actions over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith, under which the funders […]

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Clayton Utz teams up with funder ICP for business interruption insurance class action
Insurance 2021-01-18 12:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Clayton Utz and litigation funder Investor Claim Partners have joined forces to bring a class action against insurers who have denied business interruption […]

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Law firms circle insurers over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Class Actions 2021-01-15 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

At least five law firms are investigating lawsuits, including class action proceedings, in the wake of a landmark test case on COVID-19 exclusions for business […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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