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Engineer blamed for design defects in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2019-12-05 10:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The construction company behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has filed a cross claim seeking $30 million from structural architect WSP Structures over its allegedly faulty building […]

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Drug tests discriminated against gay NSW police officers, court rules
Employment 2019-12-02 6:26 pm By Hannah Gee

Four gay police officers have won their discrimination case against NSW Police, with a tribunal finding they were subjected to drug testing because of their […]

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Thiess appeals class action ruling over unpaid wages for bussing to work
Employment 2019-11-19 2:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mining services company Thiess is challenging a ruling in a class action that put it on the hook for paying workers for time spent bussing […]

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Part of K&L Gates’ employment team strikes out on its own
Business of Law 2019-11-18 4:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A sizeable group of employment lawyers from K&L Gates has parted ways with the US legal giant to set up its own specialist shop, shaking […]

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Class action puts pressure on Icon for speedy resolution of Opal Tower insurance case
Class Actions 2019-11-12 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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Latest suit claims Macquarie owes $4.8M in underpayments
Employment 2019-11-12 4:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Macquarie Bank has been hit with another lawsuit by former financial advisers who claim the bank underpaid them to the tune of $4.8 million by […]

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SNF, BASF resolve remaining patent dispute
Intellectual Property 2019-11-11 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Global chemicals giant SNF has dropped its case against rival BASF over a lucrative mining patent, the last of numerous Federal Court disputes between the […]

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Icon denies QBE exclusions applied in Opal Tower disaster
Class Actions 2019-11-07 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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Thiess workers owed unpaid wages for bus journeys, judge finds
Employment 2019-11-05 6:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ruled against mining services firm Thiess in a class action brought by construction workers seeking unpaid wages for time spent on […]

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Full Federal Court rejects US exception to privilege against self incrimination
Appeals 2019-11-05 3:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The sole director and shareholder of OE Solutions can challenge a ruling ordering him to hand over seized documents to Australian automotive electronics developer Directed […]

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