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ONCA certifies class action against Sun Life in respect to sale of life insurance policies
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • November 13 2018

Ontario Court of Appeal allows appeal of order dismissing representative plaintiffs’ certification motion in proposed class action lawsuit in respect

Life Insurance Code 2.0
  • DLA Piper
  • Australia
  • November 13 2018

The Financial Services Council has released a draft of the new Life Insurance Code of Practice (Code) for public consultation. This follows scrutiny

Assurance-vie et objets connectés : Quel équilibre ?
  • Ulys
  • Belgium, European Union
  • November 8 2018

Le 25 octobre 2018, une proposition de Loi modifiant la Loi du 4 avril 2014 relative aux assurances en vue d’établir une restriction d’usage des

SEC Proposes New Rule to Aid Purchaser of Variable Annuity and Life Insurance Contracts
  • Bressler, Amery & Ross PC
  • USA
  • November 6 2018

Variable annuities and variable life insurance contracts combine both traditional investment and insurance features, provide a menu of different

What Happens If My Husband Or Wife Dies During My Divorce?
  • Law Offices Of Russell D Knight
  • USA
  • October 31 2018

It’s unthinkable but it happens. Divorces can take years and it is a possibility that a party may pass away without having settled the marital estate

APRA releases new reporting standard on life insurance claims
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 30 2018

On 24 October, ARPA released the Life Insurance Reporting Standard LRS 750.0 Claims and Disputes. APRA states that the standard makes it mandatory for

Recalibration of funding commissions to better link risk and reward
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • October 2 2018

With the rise of common fund orders and competing class actions, the recent decision of Lee J in Lenthall v Westpac Life Insurance Services Limited

Financial Services Royal Commission Round 6 Hearings: Overview of week 2 life insurance and general insurance
  • MinterEllison
  • Australia
  • September 21 2018

Carrying on from week 1, the second week of Round 6 hearings into Insurance again focussed on the topic of Life Insurance before moving on to consider

Standardisation of withdrawal rights for policyholders and new regulations for "late withdrawal" in life insurance
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
  • Austria
  • September 20 2018

On 4 July 2018, the National Council adopted a comprehensive amendment to the rights of withdrawal for policyholders. At the same time, the legal

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • September 20 2018

In Naidoo v Discovery Life Limited & others, the Supreme Court of Appeal was faced with the main task of determining whether a risk-only policy with a