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Maintenance & repair obligations under a commercial lease

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 7 2014

The extent of a tenant's responsibility to maintain and repair their premises under a commercial lease is something that often causes concern for

Court digs new hole for Harcourts Building owner

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • November 5 2014

Did you hear the one about the man who went to court for the right to demolish an unsafe building and walked out with two unsafe buildings? That is

New Supreme Court insurance case cuts a middle ground

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 4 2014

What cover is there under a material damage policy if the insured property is damaged on more than one occasion during the policy period? In a

Court of Appeal confirms your word is your bond

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2014

A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that a promise may become binding, even if non-contractual. The Court did not clearly establish the

So you think you own your electronic data, do you? Think again

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • July 18 2014

A consensus has emerged from the Courts of Appeal in New Zealand and the UK that digital data is not property for the purposes of the law. The two

Presumed built when certified

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • June 30 2014

On 10 June 2014, the Supreme Court delivered a decision on the eligibility criteria under s 14(a) of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act

Marshalling leads to equitable mortgages being worth more than the paper they are written on

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 12 2014

Through a process known as "marshalling", the High Court has ordered that suppliers to failed company Starplus Homes Ltd (In Liquidation) (Starplus

Marriott v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd 2013 NZHC 3120

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • April 28 2014

This claim, Wild South and Crystal Imports all involve the application of an automatic reinstatement clause in a policy, in circumstances where the

Crystal Imports Ltd v Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London 2013 NZHC 3513

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • April 28 2014

Like Ridgecrest, Marriott and Wild South, this claim concerns damage sustained by an insured property in successive earthquake events. The question

Skyward Aviation 2008 Ltd v Tower Insurance Ltd 2014 NZCA 76

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • April 28 2014

Skyward and O'Loughlin concern the interpretation of Tower's Provider House Policy. The judges dealing with the claims in the High Court largely