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Commercial litigation: 10 significant developments in Australia in 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 19 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, it is timely to reflect on events during the year. While there were many important developments, here are our

Pulling rank: Federal Court reigns in scope of Superannuation Complaints Tribunal functions

  • Gadens Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • December 12 2014

Following an appeal by Hannover Life Re of Australasia Ltd (Hannover Life), the Federal Court has set aside a determination of the Superannuation

Court cases and arbitration

  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
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  • Australia, France, New Zealand
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  • December 10 2014

This was an appeal by Islington Park against a judgment holding that Islington Park was not entitled to recover for damage to its buildings on the

Unknown quantity

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 3 2014

The Full Court of the Federal Court has considered the disclosure obligations of a person who is noted on a policy but who did not take out the cover

Time’s up

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 3 2014

The Full Court of the Tasmanian Supreme Court has placed an interesting interpretation on section 601AG of the Corporations Act. That is the section

Water works

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 3 2014

On 21 August 2009 a Swan Hill property was inundated with water from a burst main in the street. The main was operated by the local water authority

Heavy burden

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 3 2014

The plaintiff's home in Orange, New South Wales was significantly damaged by arson. The plaintiff made a claim under her policy of insurance, which

Glass half full

  • Hall & Wilcox
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  • Australia
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  • December 3 2014

The Federal Court of Australia has considered circumstances in which the exchange of privileged material between an insurer and an insured may result

Insurance focus - December 2014

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, France, Indonesia, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
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  • December 1 2014

This edition of Insurance focus includes the second part of our report on the American Law Institute’s project to reform US liability insurance law

Regent Insurance Company Ltd. v King’s Property Development (Pty) ta King’s Prop, a further chapter

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • Australia
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  • November 26 2014

On Friday (21 November 2014), the Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") delivered an important judgment in the area of non-disclosure in the insurance