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Directors should carefully consider the terms of exclusion clauses in their D&O policies: Oz Minerals Holdings Pty Ltd & Ors v AIG Australia Ltd 2015 VSC 185
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • June 26 2015

In this case, a major shareholder and board position exclusion in a D&O policy was found to have been enlivened where the relevant shareholder was a


Professional Management and Liability Gazette 2nd Edition
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd (Asahi) through its nominee, Independent Liquor (NZ) Limited (ILNZ),agreed to purchase the shares in a beverage


Statutory liability insurance is it contrary to the law?
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 24 2015

In an update published on 16 June 2014, we considered the decision of the South Australian Industrial Relations Court in Hillman v Ferro Con (SA) Pty


Proving what you wouldn’t have done
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 23 2015

Litigation between Optus and Attradius Credit Insurance NV has given rise to a number of reported judgments. Optus made a claim under its trade


Not a Smart investment
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 23 2015

Mr Lynch was the general manager of a mortgage broking company called QI. Lynch persuaded Mr & Mrs Smart (the plaintiffs) to invest in several short


Changed proportions
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 23 2015

In a landmark decision which will have far reaching ramifications and be warmly received by plaintiff lawyers, the High Court has curtailed the reach


GST certainty
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 23 2015

The Supreme Court of Victoria has overturned a Magistrates' decision and reinforced existing law in relation to the application of GST in the


Resisting claims brought directly against insurers by claimants
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • June 19 2015

The recent case of Smart v AAI Ltd; JRK Realty Pty Ltd v AAI Ltd concerned two proceedings brought by Mr Nathan Smart (Smart) and JRK Realty Pty Ltd


Australia: High Court clarifies scope of proportionate liability regime in misleading or deceptive conduct claims
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • Australia
  • June 12 2015

In a case of great importance to insurers underwriting risks in the financial services sector, the High Court in Selig v Wealthsure Pty Ltd has


The High Court of Australia lifts the insurer’s mask & clarifies the proportionate liability regime
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • June 9 2015

The High Court of Australia has made cost orders against a non-party professional indemnity insurer to pay the litigation costs of the successful