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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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ASIC wants Allianz to pay $1.5M penalty for travel insurance sold on Expedia
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking $1.5 million in penalties against insurers Allianz and AWP after they admitted to misleading or deceiving the public by selling travel insurance […]

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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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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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Chief judges say virtual hearings are here to stay
Courts 2021-06-24 4:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judges of three of the country’s top courts say virtual hearings, including through the use of popular livestream technology, will be around long […]

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In victory for ACCC, Full Court tosses Geowash execs’ ‘ill-founded’ appeal
Appeals 2021-06-23 11:49 am By Miklos Bolza

Two executives of failed car washing franchise Geowash have failed in their attempt to overturn a $2.7 million penalty for overcharging and misleading franchisees, with […]

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Freedom Foods loses second bid to have $20M Blue Diamond feud heard in Australia
Arbitration 2021-05-28 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Freedom Foods’ dispute with Blue Diamond Growers over an almond licensing deal will be heard by an arbitrator in California after an appeals court rejected […]

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ASIC wins case against insurer Youi over 2-year delay on hail damage claim
Insurance 2020-11-27 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has found that insurer Youi breached its duty of utmost good faith by taking two years to settle a home owner’s hail storm claim. […]

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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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ATO loses appeal in JobKeeper case over sole trader’s lasped ABN
Tax 2021-03-26 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Taxation Office has come up short in its challenge to a decision that a sole trader was eligible for Jobkeeper despite a cancelled […]

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