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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test case
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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Westpac gets lion’s share of proceeds from ‘anxious’ sale of collapsed fintech Sargon Group
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-04-26 4:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac will recoup the majority of proceeds from the $29.6 million sale of collapsed fintech Sargon Group, with a judge calling the company’s liquidators “anxious […]

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Toyota class action seeks aggregate damages for ‘significant impact’ of defects on fuel use
Class Actions 2020-12-23 2:53 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A lawyer for group members in a class action against Toyota is seeking aggregate damages relating to vehicle defects that allegedly had a “significant impact” […]

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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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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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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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Murray Goulburn class action judge considered revisiting case in light of Banksia scandal
Class Actions 2020-09-29 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a settled class action against Murray Goulburn, which earned millions of dollars for the same legal team accused of serious misconduct in […]

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Judge won’t let Toyota ‘inject lawyers’ into class action referee process
Class Actions 2020-08-14 9:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by car giant Toyota to provide unsolicited submissions to a court-appointed referee tasked with determining technical questions in the […]

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Law firm hit with indemnity costs for opt out error in Toyota class action
Class Actions 2020-08-11 10:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

An error in an opt out notice sent to motorists eligible to sign up for a class action over allegedly defective diesel filters in Toyota […]

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