Consolidated group proceeding brought on behalf of persons who purchased “add-on” insurance policies from Allianz Australia Insurance (Allianz) or Allianz Australia Insurance Life (Allianz Life), at around the same time they purchased a car or motorcycle from a motor vehicle dealership, between 1 June 2006 and 27 September 2021 (inclusive).
The claim alleges that by failing to provide potential customers with certain information concerning the “add-on” insurance policies, and in some instances by making representations that purchasing an “add-on” insurance policy was necessary to secure a vehicle, Allianz and Allianz Life engaged in conduct that was misleading or deceptive, that was unconscionable, or by which Allianz and Allianz Life were unjustly enriched. The claim alleges that the group members are either entitled to compensation for losses they have incurred as a result of purchasing the “add-on” insurance policies, or repayment of any premiums paid on those policies.
On 15 September 2021, the Court ordered that this group proceeding be consolidated with a similar class action against Allianz (Jordan Wilkinson v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited S ECI 2020 04230). As a result, there are two representative plaintiffs: Ms Tracy-Ann Fuller and Mr Wilkinson (Plaintiffs) in the new single group proceeding.
The deadline for opting out of this proceeding has passed.
The deadline for opting-out of this proceeding is 4pm on Friday 15 April 2022 (Melbourne time). If you fall within the definition of a group member as set out in the Notice (a copy of which is below), you will remain a group member unless you take steps to opt-out by 4:00pm on Friday 15 April 2022 (if you have not already done so). The Notice contains important information about your rights to opt-out of the proceeding. If you are a group member, or think that you may be a group member, you should read the documents below carefully.
Ruling of the Honourable Justice Nichols dated 15 September 2021 consolidating Fuller v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited S ECI 2020 02853 and Wilkinson v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited S ECI 2020 04230
Consolidated Writ filed 27 September 2021
Consolidated Statement of Claim filed 27 September 2021
Allianz’s defence to the consolidated statement of claim filed 16 November 2021
Reply to Allianz’s defence to the consolidated statement of claim, filed 7 December 2021
Consolidated Summary Statement dated 10 November 2021