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‘No material risk’ of fire: PE cladding importer hits back at class action
Class Actions May 20, 2019 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian distribution firm Halifax Vogel Group has struck back at a class action alleging it violated consumer laws with its representations regarding the quality of […]

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Hutchinson Builders resolves case against ACCC over notice to produce
Competition & Consumer Protection May 10, 2019 5:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Private construction company Hutchinson Builders has resolved a lawsuit it brought against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission seeking to quash what it called an […]

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Deloitte grilled after claiming partners have no right to access files from litigation room
Appeals May 6, 2019 10:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers for Deloitte were questioned by an appeals court Monday after arguing that the accounting giant’s partners had no access to the firm’s files, stored […]

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Forge class action judge stands firm despite being warned of ‘real risk’ to trial date
Class Actions May 3, 2019 2:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to contemplate delays to the long-running investor class action against defunct engineering and construction company Forge Group, as lawyers for some of […]

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Wagners takes Boral to court in costly cement pricing dispute
Construction April 24, 2019 10:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Building products supplier Wagners has taken its largest cement customer, Boral, to court in a dispute over pricing, and will take a $10 million hit […]

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Lendlease hit with shareholder class action over engineering business disclosures
Class Actions April 18, 2019 2:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Construction giant Lendlease has been hit with a class action over allegedly inadequate disclosures relating to its engineering and services business, which includes the NorthConnex […]

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Judge fines CFMMEU, official for making a stink over dirty worksite toilet
Employment April 10, 2019 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has slapped fines of $33,350 against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy union and a high-ranking official who pinned a project manager […]

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Novel challenge to IP Australia’s building patent grant dropped
Intellectual Property April 8, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A case simultaneously challenging IP Australia’s decisions to accept, grant and certify an innovation patent owned by one of Australia’s biggest building product companies has […]

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Court slashes record $2.5M fine against CFMMEU over two-day strike
Employment April 5, 2019 11:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has reimposed penalties against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, its NSW branch and nine officials for unlawful industrial action […]

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Lendlease may face shareholder class action over engineering biz disclosures
Class Actions April 4, 2019 11:33 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn is investigating a possible shareholder class action against construction company Lendlease over allegedly inadequate disclosures relating to its engineering and services business, which […]

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