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Citing coronavirus, judge orders limited discovery in ANZ, Westpac ‘junk’ insurance class actions
Class Actions 2020-04-03 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Noting the challenge of searching for documentary evidence while employees are working from home, a judge overseeing two consumer class actions against ANZ and Westpac […]

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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction 2020-03-26 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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Shine Lawyers’ attempt at video opt-out notice not a Golden Globe winner, judge teases
Class Actions 2020-04-15 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has praised an attempt by Shine Lawyer’s head of litigation to create an audio-visual opt out notice for its insurance class […]

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ASIC targets insurer Youi for taking two years to settle hail damage claim
Insurance 2020-04-16 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has taken action on another banking royal commission case study, filing court proceedings against insurer Youi for allegedly taking […]

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‘Forensic voyeurism’: Judge denies BHP bid for docs in $36M spat with insurers
Insurance 2020-03-10 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of BHP Billiton can’t get its hands on underwriting documents in its case against Lloyd’s of London and Berkley Insurance, which are being […]

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Federal Court grapples with own practice note in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions 2020-03-10 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

With the common fund order tossed in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, a Federal Court judge on Tuesday […]

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‘I have been ignored’: Claimant makes courtroom plea in AMP insurance churn case
Financial Services 2020-03-03 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

An individual claimant accusing AMP Financial Planning of ignoring multiple attempts to gain remediation for alleged insurance re-writing conduct was granted permission to voice his […]

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ANZ and Westpac hit with junk insurance class actions
Class Actions 2020-02-28 1:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon has expanded its Get Your Insurance Back campaign, launching class actions against ANZ and Westpac over allegedly worthless consumer credit insurance, just […]

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Judge spots ‘fundamental flaw’ in NAB insurance class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-02-25 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned whether he should sign off on a $49.5 million settlement in a class action against National Australia Bank over allegedly worthless […]

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‘Negligent’ insurance broker must pay client’s copyright settlement with Microsoft
Intellectual Property 2020-02-24 9:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

An insurance broker breached its duties to a software company and must cover the costs of a settlement it reached with Microsoft for copyright infringement, […]

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