South Pacific Manufacturing Co Ltd v NZ Security Consultants [1992, New Zealand]


  • An insurance assessor working for the insurance company negligently assessed an incident, disallowing an insurance claim made by the claimant


  • Could the assessor be liable for the financial loss of the insured as a result of their negligence


  • No liability


  • Freedom of speech must be protected, an honest assessment was required, and should not be overshadowed by worries of being sued
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