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18 Aug 15, 3:37pm
Andrew Hooker accuses EQC of being either incompetant or conniving, in giving Canterbury quake claimants under-valued repair estimates
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23 Jul 15, 3:07pm
​Lawyer dubs warnings from insurers not to lure burglars to your house by posting holiday snaps on Facebook while you're away, as over-the-top
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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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