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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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Class action mediation ‘pointless’ without unregistered group member data, Pitcher Partners says
Class Actions 2021-09-22 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused a bid by accounting firms Pitcher Partners and EY to access share trading data of unregistered group members in a securities […]

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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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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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Court bars chats with group members in junior doctors class actions
Class Actions 2021-08-30 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Four Victorian hospital operators have been ordered not to talk with or propose settlements with junior doctors that are targeted in three class actions accusing […]

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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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Junior doctors launch third class action in Victoria alleging unpaid overtime
Class Actions 2021-08-02 6:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Melbourne hospital operator Western Health has been hit with a class action on behalf of junior doctors across six hospitals in Victoria who allege they […]

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Lloyds, QBE face class actions over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Insurance 2021-07-01 7:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers Lloyds Australia and QBE have been hit with class actions by policyholders who were denied business interruption coverage for COVID-19-related shutdowns. The class actions […]

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Vic hospital operator points finger at junior doctors in underpayments class action
Employment 2021-06-22 4:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian public healthcare provider Peninsula Health has hit back at an underpayments class action brought by junior doctors, saying it was up to them to […]

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Royal Caribbean can’t block US lawsuit by White Island volcano victims
Personal injury 2021-06-18 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down an attempt by cruise giant Royal Caribbean to block victims of the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand from […]

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