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‘Not an idle or disinterested bystander’: Funder hit with costs for failed real estate case
Real Estate 2020-05-27 7:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has ruled that a litigation funder backing an unsuccessful real estate lawsuit by two broke plaintiffs must cover the legal costs after finding […]

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Icon seeks to recoup Opal Tower losses in latest class action cross-claim
Class Actions 2020-04-02 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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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction 2020-03-26 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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High Court declines to weigh in on insurance coverage for $6M class action settlement
Insurance 2020-02-14 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 2020-02-13 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 2019-12-18 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 2019-12-16 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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Engineer to point finger at construction company in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2019-12-10 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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Judge greenlights $16.5M Forge class action settlement
Class Actions 2019-12-10 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 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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