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Insurance Case Law Update - April 2017
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • April 18 2017

This update provides a summary of judgments released over the past six months. A more extensive discussion of particular judgments is linked to case

New Zealand: Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd 2016 NZSC 158
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • New Zealand
  • March 23 2017

In another of the many insurance cases arising out of the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the Supreme Court of New Zealand (that country’s

Earthquake class action against insurers - what is a common interest?
  • Jones & Co
  • New Zealand
  • March 7 2017

A recent High Court judgment has surprised some observers by allowing a representative action of homeowners to proceed against a government-owned

Commercial eSpeaking - Summer 2017
  • James & Wells
  • New Zealand
  • January 31 2017

The new Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Act 2015 (CCCFA Amendment Act) which came into full effect in mid-2016 has tightened rules

High Court examines insurance cover across two policies
  • Jones & Co
  • New Zealand
  • January 3 2017

The High Court recently issued a decision regarding the coverage offered to the directors and general manager of a trust fund management company by a

A contractual duty of good faith: Young v Tower Insurance Ltd 2016 NZHC 2956
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • December 23 2016

A High Court judge has held that a mutual duty of good faith is implied in every insurance contract. Damages may be awarded for breach of that duty

Insurance Case Law Update - September 2016
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • September 19 2016

Supreme Court overturned Court of Appeal’s finding that a law firm’s negligence did not cause loss. The firm ought to have inquired into client’s

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