Class action by primary producers
We acted in a significant $50 million class action claim in the Federal Court. Thirty five farmers Australia wide sued an agricultural machinery manufacturer for crop losses arising from a defective cultivator. The matter involved complex engineering issues relating to policy interpretation, contract law, Trade Practices law and negligent misrepresentation. After mounting a strong defence, we successfully achieved a commercial settlement after six weeks of trial for a relatively nominal contribution by our client.
October 9, 2018
The NTF Group Pty Ltd v PA Putney Finance Australia Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1194 The NTF Group proceedings concerned an…Continue reading
January 21, 2016
Introduction In 1995, the High Court of Australia in Bryan v Maloney (1995) 182 CLR 609 found that a builder of…Continue reading
February 22, 2018
Introduction In its recent decision in Underwriters at Lloyds v Aquagenics Pty Ltd (in liquidation)  FCAFC 9, the Full Federal…Continue reading