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Southern Response ordered to pay after engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct
SR found to have mislead & deceived customer in relation to the Buy Another House option in their insurance contract.
New Zealand
20 Aug 2019
Judgment summary: Xu v IAG New Zealand Ltd (SC 47/2018) [2019] NZSC 68: earthquake damage and property insurance
A policy of property insurance is personal and cannot be assigned to purchasers without the consent of the insurers.
New Zealand
8 Jul 2019
Parliament passes the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Act 2018
This Act aims to help Cantabrians resolve outstanding residential insurance claims from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
New Zealand
31 May 2019
Notification of insurance claims - how much detail is required?
Recent case considered the question of how much information must be provided to validly notify an insurance claim.
New Zealand
21 May 2019
What are an insurers responsibilities when cancelling an insurance policy for fraud?
Insurers advised to look to Contract & Commercial Law Act when addressing fraudulent claims.
New Zealand
21 May 2019
Proposed changes to insurance contract law - what you need to know
MBIE has released an Options Paper, setting out options being considered for three key areas of insurance contract law.
New Zealand
18 May 2019
Aggregation clauses in insurance policies - recent judicial consideration
Care should be taken in the drafting of policies to ensure that the appropriate trigger for aggregation has been adopted.
New Zealand
17 Nov 2018
Dalamd Ltd v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Ltd [2018] EWHC 2558 (Comm): duty of insurance broker
This judgment is important for anyone considering whether a claim should be brought against an insurer or a broker.
New Zealand
26 Oct 2018
Directors and officers (D&O) insurance and criminal conduct
One of the main benefits of D&O insurance is the cover for defence costs in civil, criminal and regulatory proceedings.
New Zealand
3 Sep 2018
Judgment summary: Minister of Education v McKee Fehl Constructors Ltd [2018] NZHC 1177: Professional indemnity insurance policy
This case discusses the question of exactly when cover is triggered under a "claims made and notified" liability policy.
New Zealand
18 Jul 2018
Review of insurance contract law is underway
Article discusses review of insurance contract law including key matters and the more technical matters being considered.
New Zealand
29 May 2018
Court refuses application for disclosure of insurance policy
The High Court has confirmed that a defendant is not required to provide or discover details of any insurance policies.
New Zealand
5 Mar 2018
Sentencing under the new health & safety regime
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 has significantly reformed prosecutions in New Zealand's health and safety regime.
New Zealand
16 Nov 2017
Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017- implications for insurers
All insurance policy documents should be reviewed and updated by 1 September 2017 to comply with the CCLA. with the CCLA.
New Zealand
31 Aug 2017
Earthquake judgment summary - Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd [2016] NZSC 158
Prattley challenged the settlement on the basis that they were mistaken about how indemnity should be calculated.
New Zealand
11 Jul 2017
Earthquake judgment summary - Young v Tower Insurance Ltd [2016] NZHC 2956
This judgment considered the extent of the damage, construction methods and exemplary damages claims against the insurer.
New Zealand
11 Jul 2017
Judgment summary - Earthquake damage and insurance - Paul Geoffrey Myall v Tower Insurance Ltd [2017] NZHC 251
Mr Myall was underinsured, as the insurance policy was based on a floor area of about 80 per cent of the actual area.
New Zealand
10 Mar 2017
Earthquake damage: Judgment Summary - Young v Tower Insurance Ltd [2016] NZHC 2956
This earthquake judgment considers issues such as construction methods, exemplary damages and the duty of good faith.
New Zealand
22 Dec 2016
Judgment Summary - Final is final - Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd [2016] NZSC 158
By settling its claims against Vero Insurance, Prattley abandoned any entitlement to go back to Vero for more money.
New Zealand
14 Dec 2016
Earthquake update: key issues businesses need to consider
Issues for earthquake-affected businesses include insurance, physical damage to properties and employment issues.
New Zealand
16 Nov 2016
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