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Insurer appeals ruling putting it on hook for Opal Tower coverage
Insurance 2020-11-17 10:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurer Liberty Mutual is challenging its loss in a coverage dispute with construction company Icon Co over $31 million in losses stemming from Sydney’s Opal […]

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Judge won’t hold separate hearing on survival of claim against late Banksia cost consultant
Class Actions 2020-11-05 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing the misconduct trial in the Banksia Securities class action has rejected a bid by a lawyer for the deceased cost consultant in […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott ‘didn’t know any better’, Banksia class action trial hears
Class Actions 2020-11-02 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia class action funder Mark Elliott, who has been accused of complicity in a fraudulent scheme to maximise the profits of the […]

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Banksia funder Mark Elliott’s ‘practice’ of deleting emails doesn’t gel, court told
Class Actions 2020-10-30 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A routine practice by the funder behind the scandal-ridden Banksia class action of deleting emails, documented in a letter by his solicitors just days before […]

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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 […]

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‘Horse has bolted’: Lawyer Alex Elliott waived right to silence in Banksia case, court hears
Class Actions 2020-10-15 7:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott can’t refuse to hand over evidence in the Banksia class action on the grounds of privilege against self incrimination or exposure to […]

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Lawyer raises spectre of criminal charges in Banksia class action fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-10-08 6:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott, the son of the mastermind behind an alleged fraudulent scheme by certain members of the legal team in the Banksia class action, […]

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Insurer may be dragged into Banksia class action after death of cost consultant
Class Actions 2020-10-08 6:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cost consultant joined as a defendant in the trial over alleged misconduct by the Banksia class action legal team has died, the second person […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott was ‘de facto’ solicitor for Banksia class action, judge told
Class Actions 2020-10-06 4:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott was complicit in a plan by his late father to mislead the court and group members in the Banksia class action, to […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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