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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

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

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

High Court upholds decision to defer subdivision consent application

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

Late last year the High Court dismissed an appeal by an applicant for subdivision consent, upholding the former Waitakere City Council's decision to

Seismic scrap heads to Supreme Court

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

The Supreme Court has granted leave to the University of Canterbury to argue in the Supreme Court that the Christchurch City Council has authority to

Water allocations add value landowners compensated

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • March 4 2014

A recent case in the New South Wales Supreme Court has highlighted the potential value of water allocations, particularly when those water rights are

Diminution of value or the cost of cure: assessing the “normal” measure of damages in leaky building claims

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 3 2014

Mr and Mrs Johnson purchased a leaky home in a mortgagee sale. They were aware at the time of purchase that the house might leak. The house had a