Zurich Australian Insurance Ltd v GIO General Ltd: 10 Mar 2011

Austlii (Supreme Court of New South Wales – Court of Appeal) INSURANCE – Double insurance principle – two different insureds entitled to indemnity from two different insurers with respect to separate liabilities for the same injury – contribution between insurers – extended contribution principle in AMP Workers Compensation Services (NSW) Ltd v QBE Insurance Ltd [2001] NSWCA 267; (2001) 53 NSWLR 35 – uncrystallised liability sufficient for purposes of double insurance – second insurer concurred in first insurer indemnifying its insured in the injury – proof of liability of second insurer’s insured – first insurer’s indemnity discharged that liability – second insurer required to share burden of indemnity – sufficient to declare entitlement to contribution


Allsop P, Giles JA, Young JA


[2011] NSWCA 47



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