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High Court declines to weigh in on insurance coverage for $6M class action settlement
Insurance February 14, 2020 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined two insurers’ request for review of a decision that left them on the hook for covering part of a $6 […]

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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law February 13, 2020 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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Pelvic mesh cases remind judge of the days when ‘mobile phones resembled house bricks’
Class Actions December 18, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has frowned on a bid to transfer 12 individual cases over allegedly defective pelvic mesh to various state and territory courts, […]

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‘Haircut’ by law firm, funder in Forge class action settlement appropriate, judge says
Class Actions December 16, 2019 6:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A self-imposed cap on legal fees and a reduced funding cut of a $16.5 million settlement in a class action against failed construction company Forge […]

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Judge greenlights $16.5M Forge class action settlement
Class Actions December 10, 2019 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a $16.5 million settlement of a shareholder class action against collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group. Federal Court […]

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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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Engineer blamed for design defects in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions December 5, 2019 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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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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Group members expected to get half of $16.5M Forge class action settlement
Class Actions October 25, 2019 12:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law firm and funder behind a class action against collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group, former directors and their insurers, which has now […]

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