Owner can sue broker and insurer after house was under-insured, court says
Liz McDonald, The Press, Apr 22, 2019
A property owner has been given the go-ahead to sue her broker and insurance company after her house was under-insured when the Canterbury earthquakes struck.
Janine Brinsdon's house in St Albans, Christchurch, was insured for a maximum of $223,143, but suffered $350,000 worth of damage in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
In 2017 she launched a lawsuit alleging insurance broker Graeme Beazley gave her defective advice in breach of the Consumer Guarantees Act, and that Vero is vicariously liable for his actions.