Tort Temperature Update – Hannover Life Re v Colella

  • In this e-Newsletter update we looked at Tort Temperature and the increasing claims costs for group life insurers.

    On 9 September 2014, the Supreme Court of Victoria Court of Appeal handed down its judgement in the case of Hannover Life Re v Colella. Cesario Colella suffered from knee problems which eventually led to him leaving his employment at Carter Holt Harvey (‘Carter’) and claiming TPD (Total and Permanent Disability) benefits on Carter’s Group Life Policy.