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Concrete company files cross claims against structural engineer in Opal Tower melee
Class Actions May 29, 2020 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete company dragged into a class action over the ill-fated Opal Tower has launched its own legal volley against the engineering consultant behind […]

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Maurice Blackburn loses appeal over bushfire class action tax bill
Appeals May 28, 2020 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maurice Blackburn has come up short in its challenge to a multimillion dollar tax bill for a record settlement payout in the Black Saturday bushfire […]

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Scotsburn bushfire class action settles for $10.5M
Class Actions May 13, 2020 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action launched over the Scotsburn bushfire that burnt down 12 homes and ravaged over 4,000 hectares in Victoria in December 2015 has reached […]

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Court urges investigation into SMSF advisor’s ‘calculated deception’
Financial Services May 12, 2020 2:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge will ask the NSW Attorney General to launch a criminal or regulatory investigation into a Hunter Valley-based financial advisor whose alleged fraudulent conduct […]

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Clubbers denied entry to venue on ‘Asian night’ win race discrimination lawsuit
Hospitality May 11, 2020 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two men who claimed they were denied entry to a Sydney nightclub because it was “Asian night” will walk away with $15,000 after winning a […]

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Settling plaintiffs get first dibs on Parkerville bushfire defendant’s assets
Class Actions May 8, 2020 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The first-past-the-post principle applies to enforcement of settlements in collective actions over a 2014 bushfire in Western Australia, a judge has held, in a ruling […]

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‘Fanciful’: Judge tosses Queensland taxi drivers claim for losses caused by Uber
Competition & Consumer Protection May 4, 2020 2:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of Queensland taxi drivers has lost the bulk of a lawsuit seeking compensation from the state government for losses allegedly caused by ride […]

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Damages hearing in Queensland floods class action to go ahead despite appeal
Class Actions April 24, 2020 6:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A hearing to determine damages in the Queensland floods class action will proceed next week despite an appeal brought by the two dam operators that […]

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Adcon can’t stop Icon from calling on security in feud over Botanic Melbourne development
Construction April 22, 2020 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering firm Adcon has failed in a bid to block developer Icon from accessing a $396,000 bank guarantee after delays in the development of the […]

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Victoria to allow judge-only trials during COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus April 21, 2020 6:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Victoria will allow judge-only trials as part of a raft of temporary new laws to be put in place to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Victorian […]

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