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Win for insurers short-lived: NSW Court of Appeal overturns approach for addressing claims for luxury replacement vehicles

On 27 September 2019, we provided an update on the developments in the law relating to the vehicle hire industry, particularly exorbitant claims by plaintiffs for prestige (or luxury) replacement vehicles following vehicle accidents negligently caused by others.  A very recent NSW Court of Appeal decision has altered this position and we discuss the implications of the decision for the vehicle hire industry and insurers, below.
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Beware the Unfair – lessons to be learnt from JJ Richards?

The protections afforded to consumers under the “unfair contract terms” regime by the Australian Consumer Law and the ASIC Act 2001 has been extended to cover small businesses for over a year now.  
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Gold and Good faith – County Court rejects an insurer’s denial of claim on the basis of fraud

The County Court of Victoria recently considered a case involving a range of insurance issues, including what is required to substantiate a claim, the duty of utmost good faith, fraud and the application of s54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (“ICA”).
  • 27 Feb 2018

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