Smith v National Mutual Fire Insurance Company Ltd

JurisdictionNew Zealand
CourtUnspecified Court (New Zealand)
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  • Ridgecrest NZ Ltd v Iag New Zealand Ltd
    • New Zealand
    • High Court
    • 8 November 2012
    ...Foods Ltd v General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corp Ltd [1973] 2 NZLR 439 and Smith v National Mutual Fire Insurance Co Ltd [1974] 1 NZLR 278. 5 E R Hardy Ivamy General Principles of Insurance Law (6 th ed, Butterworths, London, 1993) at 456. (See also 6 John Hanson and others All R......
  • Nelson Forests Limited v Three Tuis Limited and Anor HC Nel
    • New Zealand
    • High Court
    • 9 December 2010
    ...a principle of construction of “last resort”, to adopt the expression of Mahon J in Smith v National Mutual Fire Insurance Co Ltd [1974] 1 NZLR 278 at 284. But as Honour observed in the passage immediately following, the doctrine: … inexorably applies to any ambiguity found to exist in a co......

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