High Court of Australia

Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Pty Ltd [2014] HCA 33

88 ALJR 841; 312 ALR 530

10 Sep 2014

Case Number: P12/2014


Hayne, Crennan, Kiefel, Bell, Gageler JJ


Insurance – Statutory construction – Where contract of insurance covered accidental damage to vehicles – Where contract of insurance required drivers to obtain satisfactory driver test score – Where drivers of vehicles involved in accidents had not completed driver tests – Where failure to complete driver test did not cause or contribute to accidents – Whether s 54(1) of Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) requires insurer to indemnify insured for loss caused by accidents.

Words and phrases – "act", "claim", "contract of insurance", "indemnity", "scope of cover".

Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) – s 54.

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