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Elliott doesn’t have to give ‘full and frank’ explanation of alleged role in Banksia fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-09-23 9:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An appeals court has set aside an order requiring Alex Elliott, the son of the funder behind the Banksia securities class action, to give a […]

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‘It means monthly’: Law firm partner schools barrister on Latin meaning of ‘menstrual’
Employment 2020-09-22 9:23 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The managing partner of a high-profile Sydney law firm has told the barrister cross-examining him that the word menstrual means “monthly” in Latin, when explaining […]

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Judge ‘sick to death’ of pleadings fights in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2020-09-21 2:39 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has slammed the parties in the Robodebt class action for sparring over the pleadings, one week after the class was given leave to […]

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Ex-AMP lawyer looks to strike out claim she ‘disparaged’ board
Employment 2020-09-21 5:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A former general counsel of AMP who claims she was sacked from the wralth management firm after raising concerns about its fees for no services […]

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PwC accountant with bipolar disorder can’t bring disability discrimination claim
Employment 2020-09-21 4:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee has lost his bid to bring a discrimination claim against the accounting firm, with a judge finding he didn’t have direct […]

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More briefs for female barristers, but fight for equal pay continues
Business of Law 2020-09-18 6:45 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The number of female barristers being briefed is climbing but they continue to be paid significantly less than their male counterparts, a new report by […]

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Insurance suit in Quintis class actions ‘makes no sense’, court hears
Class Actions 2020-09-18 6:31 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Insurers of sandalwood producer Quintis have told a court that a rectification suit brought by the applicants in two class actions seeking to increase D&O […]

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Judge dismisses Macquarie bid for ‘irrelevant’ tax docs in underpayments suit
Financial Services 2020-09-17 2:39 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Three former Macquarie Bank financial advisors who claim the bank underpaid them have successfully appealed a decision ordering them to hand over personal tax assessments, […]

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Judge sinks discovery hopes in NSW Ports competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-17 6:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A maritime development company has had its discovery hopes dashed in its stayed competition lawsuit against NSW Ports, with a judge finding that the company […]

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Common fund orders under attack again in Takata airbags class action
Class Actions 2020-09-16 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Common fund orders are again under scrutiny in a class action which was at the centre of the High Court’s decision to strike down the […]

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