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Icon wins dispute with insurers over Opal Tower coverage
Insurance 2020-10-20 5:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has won a coverage dispute with its insurers over $31 million in losses stemming from Sydney’s ill-fated Opal Tower, whose residents […]

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ACCC alleges crane company entered cartel agreement with competitor
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-19 4:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Making good on its promise to crack down on anti-competitive conduct in the commercial construction sector, the ACCC has initiated proceedings against NQ Cranes alleging […]

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Chubb wouldn’t want survival of Opal Tower concrete specialist on conscience, judge says
Insurance 2020-10-16 2:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judge of the Federal Court has told Chubb Insurance to consider whether it wants to be held responsible for the commercial viability of […]

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Boral execs can’t dodge Setka case over dropped blackmail charges
Construction 2020-10-07 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Boral executives have failed in their bid to shut down a false imprisonment and malicious prosecution lawsuit brought by union heavyweight John Setka relating […]

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Appeals court quashes guilty verdicts against former Leighton CFO Peter Gregg
Construction 2020-09-30 1:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Leighton Holdings chief financial officer Peter Gregg has won his appeal of convictions last year over an alleged sham contract with a steel supplier, […]

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Grocon must pay security to pursue $270M lawsuit over Barangaroo development
Construction 2020-09-14 10:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australian construction company Grocon has been ordered to pay $1 million in security for costs to continue its pursuit of a $270 million lawsuit against […]

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Partial success for Moray & Agnew in ‘fruit of the action’ lien fight with Probuild
Construction 2020-09-10 12:11 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Moray & Agnew has partially won its bid to reclaim over $260,000 in unpaid costs after its client was wound up amid a long-running legal […]

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Ex-BlueScope exec pleads guilty to obstructing cartel investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-01 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former executive of BlueScope Steel has pleaded guilty to obstructing an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission price fixing investigation, in the first criminal charges […]

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US industrial giant Illinois Tool Works sues Aussie concrete company for patent infringement
Intellectual Property 2020-08-27 3:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

US industrial equipment manufacturer Illinois Tool Works has launched Federal Court patent infringement proceedings against an Australian producer of precast concrete products. In the lawsuit, […]

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Boral faces third shareholder class action over US biz disclosures
Class Actions 2020-08-26 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Construction giant Boral must now contend with three class actions by shareholders alleging it failed to disclose financial problems with its US windows business, but […]

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