Earthquake insurance

In Marchand & ors v Jackson & anor [2012] NZHC 944 the High Court discussed the factual circumstances of a claim by homeowner(s) against their  insurance broker who failed to place insurance cover for home, contents, and vehicles when told to do so.  The failure to place the insurance cover came to light after the earthquake in September 2010.  In 2009 and 2010 the broker had wrongly assured the homeowner(s) that they had insurance cover.  The judgment by Matthews AJ is about an unsuccessful application by the insurance broker's professional indemnity insurer to be removed from the proceedings.