Tag archives: non-disclosure

Insurer ‘waives’ goodbye to its rights – Cyclone lifts roof on non-disclosure issues

The recent Federal Court of Australia decision in Delor Vue Apartments CTS 39788 v Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd (No 2) [2020] FCA 588 found an insurer can be estopped from changing its mind on a claim. The case provides guidance for underwriters and brokers on the need to make appropriate inquiries during the underwriting process … Continue reading

Insurance After Hayne Part 3 – The duty of disclosure: 5 lessons for insurers

Welcome to Part 3 of Insurance After Hayne, a six part series on our Insurance Law Tomorrow blog focusing on the implications for insurers following the release of the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. This week, we shift our focus to one of the … Continue reading

Pollution: liability for voluntary restorative works and issues of non-disclosure

The recent decision in Amashaw Pty Limited v Marketform Managing Agency Ltd [2017] NSWSC 6212 saw an insured service station operator recover costs for restorative, but not preventative, works it voluntarily undertook following an explosion in a nearby sewer main caused by petrol vapour emanating from the service station. The decision provides useful guidance on … Continue reading

Industry specific policies: how intimately should you know the tricks of the insured’s trade?

A recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal highlights some pitfalls with targeted industry insurance policies where insurers ultimately accept undisclosed risks. Underwriters of an insurance package targeting the adult industry and insuring premises operating as a brothel were found to have accepted the risk that persons operating or frequenting the premises may have … Continue reading