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Appeal court keeps merger doctrine in play for Christchurch insurance claims

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • July 30 2013

The door may still be open for insurance companies to rely on the merger doctrine to limit their liability for Christchurch earthquake claims. This

Supreme Court D&O decision affects all liability insurance

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • January 20 2014

All cost-inclusive insurance liability policies need to be reviewed following a Supreme Court judgment late last year, the effect of which is to deny

Directors and officers lose cover for defence costs

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 19 2011

A shock ruling this week by the Auckland High Court casts doubt on the extent to which directors can rely on their liability cover to help pay for defence costs in criminal and civil proceedings