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  1. Claims arising out of employment excluded under professional indemnity policy

    24 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Queensland was asked to determine a dispute between an insured and insurer over the construction of two exclusion clauses in a professional indemnity policy, and in particular the clauses’ application to an ACL claim made by certain of the insured’s former employees.

  2. Media outlets held to be ‘publishers’ of Facebook comments

    24 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    With social media platforms dominating the way we interact and express our views, it becomes increasingly important for media outlets to be vigilant as to what is being posted on their platforms. A recent High Court decision has found that media outlets are considered ‘publishers’ of defamatory...

  3. The Jab-Dilemma: Mandatory vaccines in the workplace

    21 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The COVID-19 pandemic is raising several legal, moral and ethical dilemmas for governments, businesses and individuals to deal with.

  4. Insurer to indemnify property damage and business interruption loss after failing to prove arson

    21 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Court of Appeal considered the appellant home owner’s entitlement to relief for property damage and consequential loss where the respondent insurer declined indemnity having already made conditional payments under a Deed of Release.

  5. Cutting the strand in the rope of causation? Court of Appeal considers requests for information about prior incidents

    16 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In this recent appellate decision, the Queensland Court of Appeal considered the ambit of a request for information about prior incidents under section 27(1)(b) of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002.

  6. All you need to know about mandatory vaccinations

    8 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    As Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes increasingly available yet for the most part inoculation remains voluntary, the question of whether employers can mandate vaccinations as a pre-condition for working remains. This update will provide some insight into this much asked question as well...

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