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Law firm dodges personal costs order in client’s case alleging negligence
Construction 2022-08-11 11:30 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has rejected a $225,000 personal costs order sought against a Sydney-based law firm by a homeowner in a beef with a builder, over […]

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Judge blasts ‘horrendously inefficient’ fight in developer’s lawsuit against Zurich
Insurance 2022-08-03 1:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has given a “judicial harrumph” to Sydney developer FKP Commercial Developments and Irish insurer Zurich Insurance in a dispute over coverage for an […]

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Zurich won’t OK NZ apartments class action as it mulls High Court appeal
Class Actions 2022-07-29 1:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Irish insurer Zurich Insurance has refused consent for a class action over a defective New Zealand apartment block to proceed in the NSW Supreme Court […]

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CFMMEU hit with maximum penalty after alleged homophobic slurs
Employment 2022-07-29 5:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The CFMMEU and two of its officials have been hit with the maximum penalty for allegedly breaching right of entry rules and calling a safety […]

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Building giant BCEG wins $12M fraud case against former directors
Construction 2022-07-28 6:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Chinese construction and engineering firm BCEG has won a $12 million lawsuit against two former directors of an Australian subsidiary after they allegedly swindled millions […]

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Insurers off hook over coverage for CIMIC Iraq bribery cases
Insurance 2022-07-27 2:02 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has slashed engineering services firm CIMIC Group’s ten insurance claims almost in half, finding that the company failed to notify five insurers of […]

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Lane Cove tunnel operator can add claims to $300M case against builders
Construction 2022-07-25 11:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has granted a bid by the operator of Sydney’s billion-dollar Lane Cove tunnel to add a new claim in the five-year-old dispute alleging […]

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Zurich loses bid to shut down NZ apartments class action
Insurance 2022-07-21 1:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Irish insurer Zurich Insurance has lost its appeal seeking to shut down a class action filed against it in the NSW Supreme Court over a […]

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Gilbert + Tobin snaps up K&L Gates construction global co-head
Business of Law 2022-07-21 9:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Gilbert + Tobin has lured K&L Gates’ global co-head of construction to join its energy and infrastructure practice in Melbourne.  Zac Kerr joined Gilbert + […]

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Funder wants $13.2M commission from confidential Opal Tower class action settlement
Construction 2022-07-20 1:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Although the settlement sum has not been disclosed, court documents in the Opal Tower class action reveal the litigation funder backing the case will seek […]

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