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HIH Insurance - the end of direct reliance in investor class actions?
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • May 5 2016

The recent New South Wales Supreme Court decision in Re HIH Insurance Ltd (In Liquidation) has potentially significant implications for securities


Out of Bounds on the Full for Hird? An important case on defence costs coverage in regulatory actions
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • May 5 2016

James Hird was on the losing end of a Supreme Court of Victoria proceeding against Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd this week, where he


No 'professional service' in declaring that workers and subcontractors are paid
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 2 2016

This case confirms that the giving of a statutory declaration about the payment of workers and subcontractors is not the provision of a professional


Australia - Claims practices in life insurance under review
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Last week the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) initiated a major inquiry into life insurance claims practices. Over recent


Superannuation Alert 29.04.16
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

On 7 April 2016, the New South Wales Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) handed down its decision in TAL Life Ltd v Shuetrim; MetLife Insurance Ltd v


The NDIS: its progress and its relevance to government agencies
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an insurance based scheme designed to provide support for Australians with a permanent and


What sets a contract of insurance apart from other contracts?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

Contracts of insurance attract a unique set of principles of interpretation, and are subject to a comprehensive regulatory regime. Characterising a


Bill on conflicted remuneration for life insurance has lapsed
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

The Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016 has lapsed. The Bill lapsed on 17 April 2016 as it did not reach


Court gives go ahead to prove loss via indirect causation following a decade of doubt
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • April 22 2016

On Wednesday, the NSW Supreme Court (In the matter of HIH Insurance Limited (In Liq)) confirmed that Australian courts will accept ‘indirect’ or


Are you still a ‘professional’?
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • Australia
  • April 22 2016

The recent Full Federal Court of Australia decision in Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Limited v Robinson considered the application of a