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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test case
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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Carnival keeps up fight to exclude foreign passengers from class action
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-06 5:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Carnival has launched a challenge to last month’s court finding that overseas passengers could remain group members in a class action over the 2020 Ruby […]

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Insurers accused of misleading policyholders in COVID-19 insurance class actions
Insurance 2021-10-05 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers are misleading policyholders about class actions which seek compensation for those denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns, a court has heard. In a […]

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QBE says infectious disease exclusion applies to COVID-19 claims in Victoria
Insurance 2021-09-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

While a first test case in NSW rejected insurers’ interpretation of infectious disease exclusions in COVID-19 business interruption policies, potentially putting the industry on the […]

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Judge vacates Ruby Princess class action trial
Class Actions 2021-09-17 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has vacated a March hearing in a class action against cruise operator Carnival over last year’s Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak, a week after […]

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Lloyd’s denies ‘incomprehensible’ claims in COVID-19 business interruption class action
Coronavirus 2021-09-10 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance giant Lloyd’s has rejected what it calls an “incomprehensible” class action pleading by Australian businesses that argue its business interruption policies should have indemnified […]

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Carnival can’t exclude overseas passengers from Ruby Princess class action
Class Actions 2021-09-10 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

Cruise operator Carnival has lost its bid to exclude US and UK passengers from a class action over the 2020 Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak, with […]

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Lockdown didn’t trigger business interruption policy in COVID-19 test case, IAG tells court
Insurance 2021-09-06 10:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lockdown orders by the Victorian government and an international travel ban in place last year during the first wave of COVID-19 did not trigger a […]

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Insurers want to stay COVID-19 insurance class actions
Coronavirus 2021-08-24 4:26 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers Lloyds Australia and QBE want class actions by policyholders who were denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns stayed until a related test case […]

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Judge scolds Linchpin liquidators for ‘unsatisfactory’ conduct in class action
Class Actions 2021-08-20 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised the liquidators of collapsed financial group Linchpin Capital after they failed to inform the court whether they intended to defend class […]

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