Insurance

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A new Garda unit dedicated to investigating insurance fraud will be established next month, according to reports. The new Insurance Fraud Coordination Office (IFCO) will be launched in mid-September and put under the control of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB), the Irish Independent

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The Central Bank has proposed a ban on the practice of "price walking" in the private car and home insurance sectors. The current practice is seen as a loyalty penalty for customers who do not regularly switch their insurance provider.

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The hearing to determine what losses four publicans who won test actions against FBD's failure to pay out on business disruption claims caused by Covid-19 are entitled to has opened before the High Court. The actions have been taken by Aberken, trading as Sinnott's Bar; Hyper Trust Ltd, trading as T

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Legislation providing for a clear, statutory definition of perjury has cleared the Oireachtas and will now go to the president for his signature. The Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Bill 2018 provides for a maximum penalty on summary conviction of a Class B fine and/or a term of impr

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Ultán Anderson, litigation solicitor at Leman Solicitors, explains how "cyber insurance" can help protect businesses from ransomware attacks. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you will have heard of the cyber attack on the HSE. A Russian gang known as ‘Wiz

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The High Court has delivered a further judgment in the landmark FBD case involving publicans claiming insurance cover for losses arising from the pandemic. In this second case, the court outlined that cover would be available for partial closures of the pubs’ premises due to the pandemic, rath

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International law firm DAC Beachcroft (DACB) has rolled out a series of animations explaining the insurance claims litigation process to clients in Northern Ireland. The short animations, each lasting 60-90 seconds, discuss the key stages that a litigated insurance claim can pass through from start

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A private member's bill to increase penalties for fraudulent claims has been introduced to the Dáil. Independent TD Denis Naughten yesterday introduced the Civil Liability and Courts (Amendment) Bill 2021 on behalf of the nine-strong Regional Group, which believes it will help to tackle insur

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Restaurants are gearing up for a court battle over insurance pay-outs linked to Covid-19 following last month's landmark ruling in favour of pub owners. The High Court last month ruled that FBD Insurance was required to cover the losses of four pub owners for the enforced closure of business during

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FBD Insurance does not intend to appeal a landmark High Court ruling that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated for the disruption their businesses suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a judgment earlier this month, Mr Justice Denis McDonald said that the proper interpretation of FBD's

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