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Opal Tower apartment owners file lawsuit against NSW Government
Construction June 29, 2020 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Owners of units in Sydney’s Opal Tower have filed a lawsuit against the NSW Government and builder Icon after allegedly discovering more than 500 additional […]

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‘An air of unreality’: Judge questions Treasury Wine’s breach claims against Maurice Blackburn
Class Actions June 24, 2020 8:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A claim by Treasury Wine Estates that Maurice Blackburn — but no other law firm — is prohibited from bringing a shareholder class action over […]

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Concrete company files cross claims against structural engineer in Opal Tower melee
Class Actions May 29, 2020 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete company dragged into a class action over the ill-fated Opal Tower has launched its own legal volley against the engineering consultant behind […]

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Scotsburn bushfire class action settles for $10.5M
Class Actions May 13, 2020 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action launched over the Scotsburn bushfire that burnt down 12 homes and ravaged over 4,000 hectares in Victoria in December 2015 has reached […]

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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability May 11, 2020 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the law firm behind a plethora of pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in multiple courts should be personally hit with costs […]

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Ex-Directed Electronics manager dropped lawyers mid-trial in ‘tactical’ move, court hears
Intellectual Property May 4, 2020 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Directed Electronics has slammed a decision by one of its former managers to switch lawyers in the middle of a trial over alleged corporate theft, […]

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Ex-Johnson Winter & Slattery clients lose bid to split negligence case
Legal Ethics April 23, 2020 12:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former clients of Johnson Winter & Slattery cannot split a trial in their negligence proceeding against the law firm and have had a subpoena […]

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Class can’t access insurance docs in action over ‘illusory’ car warranties
Class Actions April 14, 2020 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicant in a $47.6 million class action against a unit of car leasing company McMillan Shakespeare has been denied access to insurance documents sought […]

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Icon seeks to recoup Opal Tower losses in latest class action cross-claim
Class Actions April 2, 2020 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction giant Icon has filed a cross-claim against the prefab concrete company behind the ill-fated Opal Tower, seeking to recover at least part of almost […]

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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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