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    Insurers Exposed to Paying Interest for Delay 12 Jun 2019
    INSURERS EXPOSED TO PAYING INTEREST FOR DELAY Lee v IAG[1] is the first Canterbury earthquakes decision to give substantial guidance on interest for payment delay.   Both the Judicature Act (for proceedings pre Read more...
    Can I get legal costs when I settle out of Court? 05 Jun 2019
    Can I get legal costs when I settle out of court? Since the limitation period of 6 years became a live issue for insurance claims arising from the Canterbury earthquakes homeowners Read more...
    EQC’s obligations under the EQC Act – What am I entitled to? 01 Feb 2017
    Following the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016, EQC and private insurers advised that private insurers would act on behalf of EQC in receiving, assessing and settling home and contents claims arising Read more...
    Assignment of EQC claims 12 Dec 2016
    The Christchurch earthquakes changed the landscape in many areas of life. One such area is insurance. Prior to September 2010 the words “EQC claim” were never muttered by a Christchurch Read more...
    Lessons learned from the Christchurch Earthquake: Insurance and EQC claims 23 Nov 2016
    Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.  Edgar Degas Our experiences over five years ago in Christchurch have unfortunately been brought to life again by Read more...
    Enforcing EQCs obligations under the EQC Act 15 Jan 2015
    In the case of Earthquake Commission v Insurance Council of New Zealand Inc (delivered in December 2014), the High Court considered the question of how EQC’s obligations under the EQC Read more...
    EQC liable to pay a proportion of homeowners’ legal costs 14 Sep 2014
    In a recent High Court decision – Whiting v The Earthquake Commission [2014] NZHC 1736 - EQC was ordered to pay a proportion of a homeowners’ legal costs, following settlement Read more...
    EQC and earthquake land damage settlements – Part II – EQC’s obligations 27 Jun 2013
    In Part I of our series on EQC and Land Damage Settlements, we looked at what the EQC Act provides in general in respect of “land damage” and what it Read more...
    EQC and Earthquake Land Damage Settlements – An Overview of your Entitlements – Part 1 12 Jun 2013
    In April 2013, EQC released two guides for settlement of earthquake land claims (flat land and hill properties), together with sample Land Settlement Packs. The Guides note that they are Read more...
    EQC is repairing my home – what am I entitled to? 09 Jun 2012
    1. What is the extent of EQC’s obligations? If you are insured with EQC, your home is secured against damage caused by natural disaster for its “replacement value” (generally up to Read more...