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NSW government on hook for damages in light rail class action
Class Actions 2023-07-19 1:52 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has found the state of NSW liable to compensate the lead plaintiffs in a class action brought on behalf of small businesses over the “substantial and unreasonable” interference caused by the construction of Sydney’s $3 billion light rail network, but he flagged “significant problems” in applying his findings to thousands of potential group members.

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In light rail class action trial, NSW government denies it ‘sat back and did nothing’
Trials 2022-11-09 9:49 pm By Sam Matthews

The New South Wales government has rejected a class action’s claims that it dropped the ball in relation to the identification and management of underground utilities which caused delays in Sydney’s $3 billion light rail project.

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COVID-19 vaccination challenger denied access to NSW government’s deliberations
COVID-19 2021-09-29 3:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has ruled legal challenges to orders requiring COVID-19 vaccines for certain workers in New South Wales are not exceptional enough to warrant the disclosure of cabinet documents, with the judge noting he did not think the state health minister’s orders made vaccines “mandatory”.

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Sydney private school caretaker wins $3.1M after catastrophic gas explosion
Employment 2019-10-02 4:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

At caretaker at a Sydney private school has been awarded $3.1 million in damages after he was seriously injured in a workplace gas explosion, with five defendants including building contractors, certifiers and gas suppliers all found to be equally liable.

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