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December 4, 2020
Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd was the first time that the High Court considered the issue of whether a claim in restitution for reasonable remuneration (quantum meruit) is available when a building contract is discharged following a repudiation. In Australia, intermediate appellate courts for the last three decades had determined that an innocent party...
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In Icon Co (NSW) Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Australian Branch (t/as Liberty Specialty Markets), 1 Icon sought declarations from the first respondent (Liberty), its contract works and third party liability insurer, and the second respondent (QBE), its product liability insurer that it was entitled to indemnity under the two policies of insurance....
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