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Opal Tower ‘structurally sound’ but flaws found in design, construction, report says
Construction January 15, 2019 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cracks that led to the evacuation of Sydney’s Opal Tower and threats of litigation have been blamed on design and construction issues, but the […]

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Law firms investigate class actions over Sydney’s faulty Opal Tower
Construction January 11, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two law firms have launched formal investigations into possible class actions over Sydney’s defective Opal Tower, inviting owners of units in the “crumbling” building to […]

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Theft of Hastie audit docs from Deloitte’s litigation room ‘troubling’, judge says
Class Actions January 4, 2019 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a situation a judge has called “extraordinary and troubling”, Deloitte’s files on failed construction company Hastie — sought as evidence by shareholders in a […]

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Crown Resorts wins dispute over Barangaroo casino views
Construction December 14, 2018 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

James Packer’s Crown Resorts has won a lawsuit against the NSW government for allegedly failing to protect sweeping views of the Sydney Harbour from its […]

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IP Australia to call for dismissal of novel building patent case
Intellectual Property December 11, 2018 3:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commissioner of Patents will seek to toss a case simultaneously challenging its decisions to accept, grant and certify an innovation patent owned by one […]

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Hastie liquidators offer to settle with builders over $124M in unpaid bills
Construction December 7, 2018 7:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hastie Group’s liquidators have offered to drop their $124 million case against two dozen major builders if the companies agree to pay an undisclosed sum […]

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High Court rejects CFMMEU’s appeal of $306,000 fine
Construction December 6, 2018 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy union has lost its bid to be heard by the High Court of Australia after an appeals court […]

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UGL knew LNG project was behind schedule by April, class action says
Class Actions November 1, 2018 11:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

UGL knew by April 2014 that there were delays with the Ichthys LNG project, but failed to make required disclosures to shareholders, according to an […]

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Sydney light rail class action ‘very best thing’ for gov’t: judge
Construction October 26, 2018 11:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a class action filed on behalf of business owners over the Sydney light rail construction has cautioned the NSW government against filing […]

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Hastie liquidators pick two test cases over unpaid bills, but stay bid coming
Construction October 23, 2018 12:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Liquidators for the collapsed Hastie Group will pursue test cases against two construction companies in their legal fight against more than two dozen major builders […]

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