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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Acciona may have ‘difficulty’ persuading court in spat over $696M Kwinana project
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-11-30 2:19 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has granted a 21-day stay of a lawsuit brought by Acciona, a Spanish infrastructure company seeking to use COVID-19 as a reason to […]

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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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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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Car makers to pay $52M to settle Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-09-15 3:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to pay $52 million to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata […]

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Appeals court paves way for $915M museum despite ‘irony’ of Willow Grove removal
Construction 2021-07-21 4:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A resident group’s last ditch attempt to prevent the NSW government from relocating a locally significant heritage building has been dismissed by the NSW Supreme […]

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Settlement reached in Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-13 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata airbags. The in-principle settlements […]

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Fuji Xerox loses bid to throw out ACCC’s case over small biz contracts
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-04 7:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss proceedings brought by the ACCC against office supply company Fuji Xerox over allegedly unfair contracts with small businesses. […]

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The top litigation law firms of 2020
Feature 2021-01-27 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2020 delivered significant victories for clients last year in bet-the-company matters, thriving in a tumultuous year that saw courts and litigants […]

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Funder of live export class action doesn’t need AFSL to sign up new group members
Class Actions 2020-11-12 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The group providing funding to claimants in a class action against the federal government over its 2011 ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia does […]

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