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15 Jun 15, 9:42am
Lawyer explains what it takes to get blacklisted by your insurer
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1 May 15, 5:00am
Andrew Hooker accuses insurance companies of ignoring Fair Insurance Code when push comes to shove
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17 Mar 15, 12:21pm
Andrew Hooker says the consumer is the winner - for now - from insurers flip flopping over sum insured policies
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6 Nov 14, 7:01am
Andrew Hooker questions whether sum-insured policies actually work, calls for better underwiting standards
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6 Oct 14, 5:28pm
Andrew Hooker wonders if, when an insurance company loses a test case, it has a responsibility to make good those who believed them before the case was decided
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3 Jul 14, 3:05pm
Andrew Hooker argues we should follow the Aussies and update our insurance law to reflect a better balance for the obligations of disclosure
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26 May 14, 12:23pm
Andrew Hooker points out how one-sided some health or life insurance policies can be on excluding pre-existing conditions
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23 Apr 14, 10:44am
Andrew Hooker explains how the courts are helpful in sorting out insurance disputes, but only after appeal from faulty lower court decisions
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31 Mar 14, 12:00pm
Andrew Hooker tells a recent story of how a car theft claim went very badly wrong, and is still unresolved even after a trial clearing the customer
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15 Mar 14, 10:19am
Andrew Hooker says there is more you should know about the value you insure your house for, and the limits of quantity surveyor reports
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25 Feb 14, 9:30am
When you have an income protection insurance claim it is too late to fight about the details. Andrew Hooker points out one key thing to check up front
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4 Nov 13, 8:01am
Andrew Hooker sees KiwiAssure as a backward step; but he does want to see more active insurance regulation, updated law
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27 Aug 13, 5:01pm
Andrew Hooker wants law reform to eliminate special legal privilege insurers have
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25 Jul 13, 3:26pm
Andrew Hooker says the way insurers are acting makes a case for new regulation to ensure they play 'fair' with their market dominance
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22 May 13, 9:48am
As quake claim desperation sets in, recent Court decisions are favouring claimants. Andrew Hooker says insurers should follow the law
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5 Apr 13, 1:31pm
Before you settle a quake claim, make sure your insurer has included enough for the costs of 'demand surge' says Andrew Hooker
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25 Feb 13, 10:22am
Andrew Hooker calls on the Govt to pass the Law Commission's recommended changes for how insurance disclosure works, limiting the insurers' privileged position
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12 Feb 13, 9:32am
Andrew Hooker reveals what the Courts have ruled on how indemnity and replacements provisions must be handled by insurance companies. How have insurers treated you?
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12 Dec 12, 1:45pm
Andrew Hooker previews the arrival of independent insurance assessors and reviews why the insurance industry fears their involvement in the claims process. Your experience?
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30 Nov 12, 4:14pm
Insurance litigator Andrew Hooker looks at some of the contentious Christchurch earthquake claim cases rattling through the courts with some warnings to the insured about how to stay on guard. Your experience?
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