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Builder not on the hook for $12M in damages for Lacrosse building fire, appeals court says
Construction 2021-03-29 3:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has found that building company LU Simon should not pay $12 million in damages for a 2014 fire which broke out in […]

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Opal Tower apartment owners file lawsuit against NSW Government
Construction 2020-06-29 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Owners of units in Sydney’s Opal Tower have filed a lawsuit against the NSW Government and builder Icon after allegedly discovering more than 500 additional […]

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Class can’t access insurance docs in action over ‘illusory’ car warranties
Class Actions 2020-04-14 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicant in a $47.6 million class action against a unit of car leasing company McMillan Shakespeare has been denied access to insurance documents sought […]

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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction 2020-03-26 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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Engineer blamed for design defects in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2019-12-05 10:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The construction company behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has filed a cross claim seeking $30 million from structural architect WSP Structures over its allegedly faulty building […]

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Class action puts pressure on Icon for speedy resolution of Opal Tower insurance case
Class Actions 2019-11-12 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has pressed the Federal Court for an expedited hearing in its case against insurers Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the […]

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Icon denies QBE exclusions applied in Opal Tower disaster
Class Actions 2019-11-07 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has rejected QBE Underwriting’s argument that exclusion clauses in coverage for Sydney’s Opal Tower meant the insurer did not have to […]

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Insurer QBE claims Opal Tower cracking not ‘major’
Insurance 2019-10-10 4:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

QBE Underwriting has defended its decision to deny insurance coverage to the builder of Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower development, claiming the cracking was not “major” […]

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