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  1. The Federal Court dismissed a claim for indemnity under a property damage insuring clause as the claim was with respect to defective works rather than ‘property damage’

    14 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Federal Court recently dismissed a claim under the liability coverage clause of a business insurance policy (policy) for alleged ‘property damage’ to an underground conduit for carrying cables, finding the claim concerned defective works...

  2. Victorian Supreme Court reverses faulty air conditioning leasing decision

    14 May 2019 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    A landlord has successfully appealed a Tribunal decision finding that the landlord repudiated its lease by failing to repair a faulty air conditioning unit in leased premises. The lease included the following special conditions: the landlord would install...

  3. The Queensland Supreme Court considers the appropriate amount to compensate a man who contracted Q fever debility syndrome

    14 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Supreme Court awards a seriously ill man $655,156 for past and future gratuitous care. In Issue What evidence needs to be considered when calculating damages for past and future gratuitous care. The Background The plaintiff, Mr Thomson, a...

  4. Professional indemnity for migration agents: recent developments and insights

    10 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    This article discusses the impact of recent developments in the migration agent industry, including: the recent report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the regulation of Australian migration agents; the abolition last year of the 457 visa and its...

  5. Policy terms reign supreme – QLD Court of Appeal denies cover to principal contractor assigned rights under subcontractor’s insurance policy

    10 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision has considered whether losses sustained by a principal in remedying defective excavation works done by a subcontractor were covered under the subcontractor’s insurance policy following a settlement...

  6. Common pitfalls in modern proceedings

    10 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Liprini v McIntyre [2019] NSWSC 355, Acting Justice Simpson extensively discussed some of the common pitfalls in the progression of modern proceedings, in the context of a professional negligence claim against solicitors, focusing on risk of harm,...

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