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Insurer QBE claims Opal Tower cracking not ‘major’
Insurance October 10, 2019 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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Opal Tower class action defendants banned from contacting group members about settlement
Class Actions October 4, 2019 5:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

The defendants in the Sydney Opal Tower class action have been formally banned from contacting represented group members about their claims while the proceeding remains […]

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NAB to face $1.2M unconscionable conduct claim by Victorian property developer
Financial Services October 3, 2019 11:46 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has thrown out a breach of contract claim brought by two subsidiaries of property developer Minster Group against National Australia Bank, but found […]

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NSW government points finger at developer in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions October 2, 2019 9:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

The NSW government’s Sydney Olympic Park Authority, which is facing a class action brought by owners of apartments at the troubled Opal Tower, has laid […]

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Melbourne council may face class action over Prahran Square re-development
Class Actions October 2, 2019 8:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

The law firm behind multiple government class actions over major construction projects, including the Sydney Light Rail proceeding, is investigating a new case against a […]

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Sydney private school caretaker wins $3.1M after catastrophic gas explosion
Employment October 2, 2019 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 […]

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Ex-BlueScope OH&S manager was overlooked for VP role because he’s a man, court told
Employment September 23, 2019 8:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former BlueScope global health and safety manager wants to add an indirect gender discrimination claim to his employment case against the steel giant, alleging […]

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CIMIC had no chance of winning stay of competing class action, judge says
Class Actions September 20, 2019 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered engineering services firm CIMIC Group to pay the costs of a 2017 attempt to stay a competing class action against it, […]

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Walton liquidator next in line to sue NAB, former director
Restructuring & Insolvency September 19, 2019 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidator appointed to investigate a class action over Walton Construction’s collapse is now looking to file his own case against National Australia Bank, the […]

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Law firms offer to join forces in competing Lendlease class actions
Class Actions September 18, 2019 1:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The plaintiffs firms running rival shareholder class actions against construction giant Lendlease have pitched a proposal to join their competing cases, a plan that should […]

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