Geoffrey Rush briefs new top silk to fight Nationwide defamation appeal

Defamation July 15, 2019 11:28 am By Amelia Birnie

Actor Geoffrey Rush is pulling out all the stops in his bid to uphold his record $2.9 million defamation judgment against Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News, briefing a prominent Sydney barrister to lead his case against the appeal.

Norton Rose loses bid for summary dismissal of sex discrimination case
Employment July 15, 2019 2:21 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former Norton Rose Fulbright manager who accused employees of the global law firm of bullying her and suggesting “wives were supposed to stay in the kitchen” has narrowly avoided having her Fair Work claim struck out for being “vague, ambiguous and unintelligible”.

Judge wants contradictor’s view on Sydney light rail common fund
Class Actions July 15, 2019 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the Sydney light rail class action has ordered that a contradictor be appointed to weigh in on a proposed common fund order, which includes a 25 per cent commission for the funder that is backing the case.