Contradictor in 7-Eleven class action backs court’s power to make CFOs

Class Actions 2020-10-20 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A contradictor appointed in two class actions against 7-Eleven will argue before the Full Federal Court that the court has power both in equity and under the Federal Court of Australia Act to make common fund orders in class actions on settlement or judgment.

Icon wins dispute with insurers over Opal Tower coverage
Insurance 2020-10-20 5:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has won a coverage dispute with its insurers over $31 million in losses stemming from Sydney’s ill-fated Opal Tower, whose residents were evacuated after cracks appeared in the tower’s walls on Christmas Eve in 2018.

‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ inspired Twisted Sister rock anthem, Dee Snider admits
Trials 2020-10-20 1:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Heavy metal singer Dee Snider has admitted under cross-examination that ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ influenced Twisted Sister’s rock anthem ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ but denied that he had “borrowed” elements of the Christmas carol for the 1985 hit.