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Lloyd’s says court has no power to let Pitcher Partners class actions eyeball insurance policies
Insurance August 30, 2019 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two units of global insurer Lloyd’s have launched a constitutional challenge to a Federal Court order requiring accounting firm Pitcher Partners to hand over certain […]

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Sydney Opal Tower class action will be ‘resolved expeditiously’, judge says
Class Actions August 9, 2019 4:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has promised the parties in the Sydney Opal Tower class action that the matter will be “resolved expeditiously”, despite the plaintiff’s concerns that […]

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$6M Bank of Queensland class action settlement one claim under insurance policy, appeals court says
Insurance August 6, 2019 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has found insurers AIG Australia and Catlin Australia have to cover part of a $6 million settlement agreed to by Bank of […]

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Judge approves walkaway settlement in St Patrick’s Day bushfire class action
Class Actions August 6, 2019 6:50 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has signed off on the walkaway settlement reached in one of four St Patrick’s Day bushfire class actions filed by Maddens Lawyers, noting […]

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Forge reaches multimillion dollar settlement in shareholder class action
Class Actions July 25, 2019 1:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group has agreed to settle a shareholder class action over alleged continuous disclosure breaches, which will see the funder […]

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Group members set to get nothing in St Patrick’s Day bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions July 9, 2019 4:16 pm By Amelia Birnie

A settlement has been reached in the second of four St Patrick’s Day bushfire class actions filed by Maddens Lawyers, under which energy distributor PowerCor […]

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$6M class action settlement is one claim under insurance policy, Bank of Queensland says
Class Actions May 14, 2019 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Bank of Queensland has criticised a judgment which found the bank’s insurance policy left it on the hook for a $6 million settlement of […]

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Judge blasts insurers in Forge investor class action for ‘waste of everybody’s resources’
Class Actions May 29, 2019 4:27 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has granted discovery of up to 32,000 documents just months out from the Forge investor class action trial, as she blasted the insurance […]

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Forge class action judge stands firm despite being warned of ‘real risk’ to trial date
Class Actions May 3, 2019 2:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to contemplate delays to the long-running investor class action against defunct engineering and construction company Forge Group, as lawyers for some of […]

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Judge tosses ‘fanciful’ St. Patrick’s Day bushfire class action
Class Actions February 7, 2019 9:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has dismissed a class action against Powercor over a bushfire in the Gazette area of South West Victoria on St. Patrick’s Day 2018, […]

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