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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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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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Group members expected to get half of $16.5M Forge class action settlement
Class Actions 2019-10-25 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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Insurer QBE claims Opal Tower cracking not ‘major’
Insurance 2019-10-10 4:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

QBE Underwriting has defended its decision to deny insurance coverage to the builder of Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower development, claiming the cracking was not “major” […]

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Opal Tower class action defendants banned from contacting group members about settlement
Class Actions 2019-10-04 5:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

The defendants in the Sydney Opal Tower class action have been formally banned from contacting represented group members about their claims while the proceeding remains […]

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NSW government points finger at developer in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2019-10-02 9:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

The NSW government’s Sydney Olympic Park Authority, which is facing a class action brought by owners of apartments at the troubled Opal Tower, has laid […]

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Lloyd’s says court has no power to let Pitcher Partners class actions eyeball insurance policies
Insurance 2019-08-30 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 2019-08-09 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 2019-08-06 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 2019-08-06 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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