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Canberra developers settle apartment owners’ class action over $6.3M in GST
Class Actions March 30, 2020 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The developers behind the Governor Place residential complex in Canberra have reached a settlement in a class action by aparment owners seeking $6.3 million in […]

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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction March 26, 2020 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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Judge says watching trial on iPad in lockdown scenario would be ‘unsatisfactory’
Intellectual Property March 25, 2020 12:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the trial in a trade secrets case brought by Australian auto electronics developer Directed Electronics OE against its rivals is considering how […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions February 19, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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Judge allows docs despite ‘real risk’ of prosecution for ex-Directed Electronics manager
Intellectual Property February 17, 2020 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

A former manager of Australian electronics automotive developer Directed Electronics OE has failed to block access to certain documents in a corporate theft case, despite […]

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Bitter dispute ends in cancellation of ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark
Intellectual Property February 7, 2020 7:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne-based craft brewery has had its ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark cancelled, with a judge finding other beer makers might want to use the words […]

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Canberra property developers suffer partial loss in GST class actions
Class Actions January 8, 2020 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The property developers behind two Canberra apartment complexes have been dealt a partial loss in two class actions against them, with a judge finding the […]

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Takata airbags class actions confirm landmark challenge to class closure order
Appeals December 17, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags are pushing ahead with a challenge to the power of the NSW Supreme […]

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Engineer to point finger at construction company in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions December 10, 2019 10:20 pm By

Structural engineer WSP Structures plans to bring a cross claim against the construction company behind Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower, after it was dragged into a […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions December 6, 2019 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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