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High Court asked to weigh in on Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-10-07 11:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in the Queensland floods class action have asked the High Court to overturn a judgment which found dam operator Seqwater was not liable […]

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Gina Rinehart’s daughter loses appeal bid to dodge arbitration over $4B family trust
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-22 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Court of Appeal has refused to grant Bianca Rinehart leave to appeal a decision staying a lawsuit against her mother Gina Rinehart over […]

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Seqwater wins appeal in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-09-08 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Water supplier and dam operator Seqwater has won its high-stakes challenge to a ruling finding it liable for the 2011 Queensland floods and sticking it […]

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Court finds trader was defamed by ASIC but throws out $10M lawsuit
Defamation 2021-06-30 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Canadian trader Daniel Schlaepfer has suffered a loss in his $10 million defamation case against ASIC, with an appeals court tossing the lawsuit despite finding […]

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Court to hear another COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2021-02-24 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing insurers has filed another test case over pandemic coverage in business interruption policies, following a landmark loss in a test case concerning […]

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Clayton Utz teams up with funder ICP for business interruption insurance class action
Insurance 2021-01-18 12:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Clayton Utz and litigation funder Investor Claim Partners have joined forces to bring a class action against insurers who have denied business interruption […]

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Law firms circle insurers over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Class Actions 2021-01-15 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

At least five law firms are investigating lawsuits, including class action proceedings, in the wake of a landmark test case on COVID-19 exclusions for business […]

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High Court asked to hear $10B COVID-19 business interruption case
Insurance 2020-12-18 10:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Insurance Council of Australia has asked the High Court to weigh in on its case against COVID-19 related claims in business interruption policies, following […]

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High Court to hear challenge to ruling over ‘defamatory’ Facebook comments
High Court 2020-12-08 10:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three media companies have been granted special leave by the High Court to challenge a finding that they could be held liable for allegedly defamatory […]

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Insurers lose COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2020-11-18 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers will face a flood of pandemic-related claims after an appeals court ruled in a test case brought by the Insurance Council that certain infectious […]

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