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High Court grants special leave in backpacker tax case
High Court 2021-02-12 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a British citizen who is locked in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over a 15 […]

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Former Linchpin boss gets legal aid while waiting on insurers in ‘chaotic’ London
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-10 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

London is in a “complete state of chaos” and no amount of pressing by law firm Moray & Agnew has produced an answer from underwriters […]

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Full Court ruling clarifies cover in business interruption insurance case
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has issued a mixed bag ruling in a business interruption insurance dispute between Suncorp subsidiary Vero Insurance and a Melbourne café […]

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Judge finds ‘good reason’ for Linchpin examination docs to be used in class action
Class Actions 2020-12-10 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed documents obtained from examination proceedings against directors of Linchpin Capital to be used in a class action against the failed financial […]

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Opal Tower concrete manufacturer appeals loss to insurer over coverage of legal bills
Insurance 2020-12-09 9:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has appealed a ruling letting its insurers off the hook to pay costs in advance incurred in […]

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Class action against collapsed Linchpin Capital gets court go-ahead
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-12-07 3:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given his blessing to investors to pursue a class action against financial services firm Linchpin Capital and its subsidiary Endeavour Securities, saying […]

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Insurer not on the hook for Opal Tower concrete manufacturer’s legal bills
Insurance 2020-11-25 1:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has lost a courtroom bid to have its insurer pay costs in advance incurred in defending cross-claims […]

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AIG settles case against ex-Kaboko Mining directors after D&O policy exclusion spat
Insurance 2020-10-20 1:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AIG has settled a lawsuit brought by Kaboko Mining against several former directors alleging they failed to exploit commercial opportunities, after the insurer failed to […]

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Ardent Leisure hit with $3.6M fine over Dreamworld deaths
White Collar 2020-09-28 10:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has fined Ardent Leisure $3.6 million after the operator of the Dreamworld theme park pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from the 2016 […]

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Law firm loses bid for insurance docs in Dreamworld class action
Insurance 2020-09-11 3:05 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The applicants in a shareholder class action against Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure over a 2016 tragedy in which four people died following a ride malfunction […]

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