litigation

18 Aug 18, 9:06am
Augustine Lau's ex-partner sentenced for ignoring enforcement orders issued over sewage and asbestos contamination at crowded rental properties 
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13 Aug 18, 4:51pm
Gibraltar-based insurer, caught in the CBL web, reaches agreement with one of its subsidiaries while it sues another
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3 Aug 18, 10:53am
Insurance Council boss lobbies Government to give insurers same access to proposed Canterbury quake tribunal as homeowners
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2 Aug 18, 10:47am
Duncan Webb explains how the proposed Earthquake Tribunal could ping insurers who have used delay tactics and shares his hopes that it provides a model for the resolution of other civil disputes
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6 Mar 18, 5:00am
Insurance lawyer Andrew Hooker highlights the dangers of signing a settlement document presented to you by your insurer
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1 Mar 18, 7:18am
Tower settles dispute with Peak Re; Agreement for it to receive half the reinsurance it was after will see its profit take a $15.2 million hit after tax
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24 Feb 18, 9:18am
When an insurance company tries to force you to sue the builders who botched up your repair...
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4 Dec 17, 1:55pm
Andrew Hooker on why litigation funding is needed to level the playing field between the haves and the have nots
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16 Nov 17, 9:41am
Insurance lawyer takes aim at litigious claimants who 'provide the insurance industry with ammunition, and judges with scepticism'
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11 Sep 17, 11:31am
Insurance lawyer takes aim at Insurance Council for shooting down Labour's proposal to form a Canterbury quake tribunal
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13 Jun 17, 2:29pm
Andrew Hooker retells a horror story of how new Christchurch homeowners were left $200k out of pocket due to EQC errors made after the 2010/11 earthquakes & argues for a commission of enquiry
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13 Feb 17, 12:19pm
Tower Chairman says the company would have a higher sale price if the EQC system wasn't 'broken'; Government says the law has nothing to do with the risk the insurer takes on
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6 Dec 16, 5:02am
Insurance lawyer bites back at Tower chairman for slagging the litigation industry, he claims 'sprung up to agitate disenfranchised customers to demand not just fair resolution, but a windfall'
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29 Nov 16, 9:51am
Tower announces plan to ring fence troublesome quake claims; says industry model is 'broken'; widens loss to $21.5 million; share price at record low
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19 Oct 16, 10:29am
QC urges High Court judge to put an end to insurers’ 'tactics of delay and dissembling facts' to force their clients to accept lower payouts
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8 Sep 16, 11:51am
Tower braces for $16.2m drop in net profit as Deloitte tells it to hike its Canterbury quake provisions due to it spending more on litigation and over-cap EQC claims; Share price hits 12-year low
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23 May 16, 10:31am
Seamus Donegan asks if the litigious approach to Canterbury earthquakes would really get the best outcomes
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17 May 16, 11:51am
Insurance lawyer argues the brute force of litigation is what's necessary to get insurers to play ball settling the remaining outstanding Canterbury quake claims
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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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