insurance

January 2019 - Opportunity for a new insurance compact

Spare a thought for Momentum and its Ganas Life claim debacle which occurred towards the end of 2018. Momentum was correct in law in avoiding the insured’s life policy for material non-disclosure, a position affirmed by the relevant ombudsman, but lost in the court of public opinion after a social media and public relations firestorm. Where to from here?
Donald Dinnie

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January 2019 - Understanding non-disclosure

It is sometimes, incorrectly, thought that mere non-disclosure by an insured of any fact/s entitles the insurer to avoid the insurance policy. That is not so.
Donald Dinnie

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October 2018 - Utmost Faith

In 1985 the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, at the time the highest court in the land, killed off the concept of insurance contracts as being contracts of the utmost good faith First published April 2018
Donald Dinnie

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August 2018 - Lessons Never Learned

The recent judgment of the Pretoria High Court in Venter and The MEC for Health, Gauteng would be unexceptional but for the two important lessons tucked away in the banality of the findings. ...
First published May 2018
Donald Dinnie

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