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Courtside with the swift ‘Hammer’ of justice
People In The News October 18, 2019 2:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

Leaving courtroom 7D of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on an otherwise bright Friday morning, a fresh-faced barrister shrugged as he informed his […]

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Allens class actions ace Jenny Campbell thrives on the unpredictable
Women in law October 18, 2019 12:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The careful, methodical approach of 20-year class action veteran and Allens partner Jenny Campbell is in demand in the fast-changing class action world, where the […]

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Short seller Bonitas ignores Rural Funds action, threatens defamation lawsuit
Securities October 18, 2019 8:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

Activist US short seller Bonitas Research is refusing to participate in legal action brought in Australia by Rural Funds Group, as it continues to press […]

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CBA unit faces MySuper class action over delayed $3.2B funds transfer
Class Actions October 17, 2019 1:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

Commonwealth Bank subsidiary Colonial First State and former director Linda Elkins face a class action alleging the wealth management group breached its superannuation trustee duties […]

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ASIC calls out insurers, super funds for selling ‘junk’ TPD insurance
Insurance October 17, 2019 5:09 pm By Amelia Birnie

AMP, Asteron and Westpac have been singled out by ASIC for having higher than expected decline rates for total and permanent disability life insurance claims, […]

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Judge ‘outraged’ by terms of ACCC’s $75M dieselgate settlement with VW
Competition & Consumer Protection October 16, 2019 8:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge is considering whether he can increase a record $75 million civil penalty settlement reached by Volkswagen and the ACCC over the dieselgate scandal, […]

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Judge tosses lawsuit against personal injury firm over sexual assault settlement
Legal Ethics October 17, 2019 1:57 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has dismissed a professional negligence claim against a personal injury law firm, finding no prospect of success for a former client who alleged […]

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Dick Smith cases to be heard together, after insurance class action plaintiffs drop discontinuance bid
Class Actions October 15, 2019 11:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered all proceedings against Dick Smith to be heard concurrently during a marathon three month trial, after the plaintiffs in a shareholder […]

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Farooq Khan, other directors breached their duties in battle over Keybridge Capital, court says
Corporate October 14, 2019 4:29 pm By Amelia Birnie

Perth-based Farooq Khan has lost a key case in the battle for control over investment firm Keybridge Capital, after a judge invalidated a board decision […]

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Big Four banks face ACCC probe over refusal to pass on home loan interest rate cuts
Competition & Consumer Protection October 14, 2019 12:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

The ACCC will immediately commence a wide-ranging homes loans inquiry at the direction of the Federal Government, including an investigation into the banking sector’s refusal […]

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