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Supreme Court to consider whether mistake can undo settlement agreement
  • Jones & Co
  • New Zealand
  • August 9 2016

The Court of Appeal decision in Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd has been praised as a victory for parties that have a


Insurer not bound by settlement between home owners and Earthquake Commission
  • Jones & Co
  • New Zealand
  • June 21 2016

Natural disaster cover under household insurance cover is often payable only to top up what the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has paid


Going to Market - consumer law update - June 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 14 2016

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more


A common issue for a common claim
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 20 2016

Southern Response Unresolved Claims Group (Group) sought to bring a representative claim against Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd (Southern


Accepting risk of a mistake under an agreement
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 20 2016

The Court of Appeal decision of Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd 2016 NZCA 67 recently considered the degree to which a


Earthquake cases keep New Zealand Courts busy
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • May 4 2016

Commercial buildings in New Zealand are insured under what is called a Material Damage Policy (also known as an Industrial Special Risks Policy in


Insuring against dishonest employees
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • April 26 2016

Banks and other financial institutions usually rely on internal controls to prevent or identify dishonesty by employees. However, given the often


New Zealand: Christchurch earthquakes - rights of election and effect of delay: Tower Insurance Ltd v Domenico Trustee Ltd
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • New Zealand
  • February 18 2016

In our October 2015 bulletin, we considered three cases arising out of the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 which considered the meaning of


Insurance Case Law Update
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • December 17 2015

Right to acquire another property capped at the cost of rebuilding the insured property on the existing site. Notional cost of rebuild includes an


Court lays out broker's role in business interruption insurance
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • October 30 2015

A UK Court has distilled a series of principles from insurance case law to guide brokers on their obligations to their clients in relation to