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Insurer not on the hook for Opal Tower concrete manufacturer’s legal bills
Insurance 2020-11-25 1:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has lost a courtroom bid to have its insurer pay costs in advance incurred in defending cross-claims […]

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Grocon ‘reluctantly’ puts construction biz into administration
Construction 2020-11-20 4:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Property developer Grocon has “reluctantly” put its construction business into administration, blaming the NSW government’s handling of the Central Barangaroo development project which has sparked […]

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Santos lawsuit against Fluor over gas project rests on ‘shaky assumption’, appeals court says
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-18 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has shot down oil and gas giant Santos’ bid for expanded discovery against engineering company Fluor, finding that the application was “akin […]

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Shareholder locked in feud with funder drops stay bid in S&P class action
Class Actions 2020-11-11 3:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A contractual dispute between a litigation funder and the lead applicant in a class action against S&P will not prevent the class action from progressing, […]

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Businesses will soon face fines for unfair contract terms
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-10 11:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Businesses will face fines for imposing unfair contract terms on consumers and small businesses under expected changes to Australian Consumer Law announced Tuesday. The changes […]

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COVID-19 eviction moratorium doesn’t apply to lease breach unrelated to rent, court finds
Coronavirus 2020-11-03 5:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Sydney-based companies have lost a bid to reinstate their commercial lease, with a judge rejecting submissions that the COVID-19 moratorium on evictions applied to […]

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Findex can’t enforce ‘convoluted’ restraint clauses against advisor who poached clients, court says
Accounting 2020-10-30 10:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Findex has lost an appeal of a court’s judgment tossing its case against a former financial advisor, despite the court finding he had […]

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Judge ‘troubled’ by firm’s bid to add client’s brother-in-law to $745,000 fee spat
Real Estate 2020-10-29 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised a law firm that is suing its former client, Melbourne cafe Barfly’s, for $745,000 in legal fees after the firm sought […]

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ACCC takes Fuji Xerox to court over ‘unfair’ contract terms
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-22 1:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer watchdog has filed court proceedings against Fuji Xerox alleging the Japanese print giant’s standard form contracts with small businesses contain a bevvy of […]

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Contradictor in 7-Eleven class action backs court’s power to make CFOs
Class Actions 2020-10-20 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A contradictor appointed in two class actions against 7-Eleven will argue before the Full Federal Court that the court has power both in equity and […]

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