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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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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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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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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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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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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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NSW gov’t pans Sydney light rail contractor for case delays
Construction October 19, 2018 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

The New South Wales transportation regulator in charge of the Sydney light rail project says contractor Acciona Infrastructure is delaying a lawsuit over $1.2 billion […]

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Macmahon pays $6.7M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions October 4, 2018 4:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Macmahon Holdings has agreed to pay $6.7 million to settle a shareholder class action alleging the mining company failed to provide adequate disclosures about the […]

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Unanswered Pinsent Masons emails show retainer was terminated, appeals court says
Contracts August 31, 2018 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Spanish construction company Técnicas Reunidas can’t block two Pinsent Masons solicitors, formerly with Norton Rose, from representing Downer EDI Engineering in an ICC arbitration between the […]

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