LIFE INSURER FOUND NOT TO HAVE BREACHED ITS OBLIGATIONS OF GOOD FAITH AND REASONABLENESS

On 21 December 2018, Parker J of the New South Wales Supreme Court dismissed proceedings brought against MetLife Insurance Ltd (MetLife)…

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NO ERROR IN FINDING LIFE INSURER’S DISMISSAL OF CLAIM WAS INVALID

MetLife Insurance Ltd v Hellessey [2018] NSWCA 307 On 12 December 2018, McColl JA, Meagher JA and White JA of the…

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SPECIAL COSTS ORDERS – PRINCIPLES – ORDER 66 RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT 1971 (WA)

Terravision Pty Ltd v Black Box Control Pty Ltd [No 5] [2018] WASC 340 Facts Consideration of the appropriate costs orders…

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PERSONAL COSTS ORDERS IN WORKCOVER WA

Rodgers v Amcor Ltd [2018] WADC 134 The District Court of WA considered an appeal from an Arbitrator’s orders that the…

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DOUBLE COMPENSATION FROM OVERSEAS COMPENSATION BENEFITS

Single v Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer – NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal, 30 November 2018 Introduction In Single, Russell SC DCJ of…

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FAILURE TO GIVE NOTICE – SECTIONS 29 AND 29A – MOTOR VEHICLE (THIRD PARTY INSURANCE) ACT 1943 (WA)

Howell v Smith [2018] WADC 125 Facts The plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2013. He made a…

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INSURERS WIN ON AGGREGATION CLAUSE IN COVERAGE DISPUTE OVER CLASS ACTION

Bank of Queensland Ltd v AIG Australia Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1689 Clients of a financial planner had been defrauded in a…

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Court of Appeal finds ‘professional services’ exclusion to be construed more narrowly

Weir Services Australia Pty Ltd v AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance [2018] NSWCA 100 The Appellant, Weir Services Australia Pty Ltd (Weir),…

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