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Funder behind Westconnex class action seeks fourth firm to run case
Class Actions 2024-07-08 11:49 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A funder bankrolling a class action against the NSW government over the construction of Sydney’s $16 billion Westconnex tunnel is locked in a dispute with the lead applicants over $135,000 held in a trust account, and wants to replace the plaintiffs and their solicitors, the third group of lawyers to run the case.

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Judge warns wealth guru Dominique Grubisa to look ‘elsewhere’ in bid to stay ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-04-23 12:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Sydney lawyer and wealth guru Dominique Grubisa is challenging a finding in an ACCC case that her seminars made misleading statements and has sought to pause the court action until her appeal is heard, a bid a judge has warned won’t be “favourably received” by him.

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Westconnex class action paused as funder feuds with lead plaintiff
Class Actions 2024-04-19 12:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action against Transport for NSW over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land to construct the $16 billion Westconnex tunnel in Sydney has been put on ice until the funder and the lead plaintiff can resolve a potential dispute. 

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High Court to decide if new duty of care for NSW builders is apportionable
Construction 2024-04-18 11:03 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court is set to weigh in on a challenge to a precedent-setting decision that found breaches of statutory duty under a provision of the Design and Building Practitioners Act are not apportionable, in a case with significant ramifications for the NSW construction industry.

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Company run by lawyer and wealth guru Dominique Grubisa made misleading statements: court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-04-09 2:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a win for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a court has found Dominique Grubisa’s DG Institute made misleading statements to students who paid up to $9,000 to enrol in her property investment and wealth management programs.

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New law firm takes the reins in Westconnex class action
Class Actions 2023-11-28 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A new law firm has taken over from Quinn Emanuel in a class action against Transport for NSW over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land to construct the $16 billion Westconnex tunnel in Sydney, after the mystery funder that’s backing the case lost its bid to avoid security.

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Veolia wins discovery for potential case against EnergyAustralia
Energy & Natural Resources 2023-05-11 11:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Water services company Veolia Water Australia has won its bid for EnergyAustralia and two mining companies to hand over information about the quality of mine water they send for treatment, with a judge finding it could be “materially worse” than promised.  In a judgment handed down on Wednesday, Federal Court Justice Scott Goodman ordered EnergyAustralia […]

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In loss for Haymarket builder, appeals court says new defect claims not new cause of action
Appeals 2023-04-17 10:25 pm By Sam Matthews

The builder of an allegedly defective Haymarket apartment building has lost an appeal of a decision which found that separate breaches of statutory building warranties do not create individual causes of action.

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NSW government fights bid for transactional documents in Westconnex class action
Class Actions 2023-03-31 4:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Transport for NSW has refused to hand over transactional documents related to its $16 billion Westconnex project in a class action over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land to construct the tunnel in inner western Sydney. 

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High Court won’t hear appeal of security for costs order in Westconnex class action
High Court 2022-12-08 5:38 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has refused to hear an appeal of a decision forcing an unnamed litigation funder to provide $415,000 in security for the NSW government’s defence costs in a class action over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land for construction of the $16 billion WestConnex tunnel.

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