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Class action puts pressure on Icon for speedy resolution of Opal Tower insurance case
Class Actions November 12, 2019 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has pressed the Federal Court for an expedited hearing in its case against insurers Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the […]

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Icon denies QBE exclusions applied in Opal Tower disaster
Class Actions November 7, 2019 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction firm Icon Co has rejected QBE Underwriting’s argument that exclusion clauses in coverage for Sydney’s Opal Tower meant the insurer did not have to […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions November 1, 2019 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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Courtside with the swift ‘Hammer’ of justice
People In The News October 18, 2019 2:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

Leaving courtroom 7D of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on an otherwise bright Friday morning, a fresh-faced barrister shrugged as he informed his […]

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Ashurst partner slams ruling from ‘confused’ judge in dispute with ex-judge neighbour
Restructuring & Insolvency October 18, 2019 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A partner at Big Six firm Ashurst has challenged a NSW Supreme Court decision appointing liquidators to his Point Piper home in a protracted dispute […]

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Surfstitch agrees to settle shareholder class actions, again
Class Actions October 15, 2019 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online fashion retailer Surfstitch has reached an in-principle settlement in two shareholder class actions, about nine months after an initial agreement to resolve the dispute […]

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Insurer QBE claims Opal Tower cracking not ‘major’
Insurance October 10, 2019 4:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

QBE Underwriting has defended its decision to deny insurance coverage to the builder of Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower development, claiming the cracking was not “major” […]

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Opal Tower class action defendants banned from contacting group members about settlement
Class Actions October 4, 2019 5:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

The defendants in the Sydney Opal Tower class action have been formally banned from contacting represented group members about their claims while the proceeding remains […]

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Dick Smith insurer class action plaintiffs want their own hearing
Class Actions October 4, 2019 7:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in an investor class action filed against Dick Smith’s insurers want a separate hearing from four other representative and company proceedings against the […]

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Judge dismisses Ashurst partner’s dispute with ex-judge neighbour as ‘bordering on irrational’
Corporate October 3, 2019 9:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

A partner at Big Six firm Ashurst has lost his bid to stop liquidators taking control of his Point Piper home in a long-running dispute […]

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