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.

Read the full story here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/112109680/owner-can-sue-broker-and-insurer-after-house-was-underinsured-court-says

Simon Darby