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Westpac defeats ASIC home loan case
Breaking News August 13, 2019 11:43 am By Amelia Birnie

Westpac has defeated a responsible lending case brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in relation to almost 262,000 home loans, with the Federal […]

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$100 million class action trailblazer back in the ring with new case on behalf of farmers
Class Actions August 13, 2019 8:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

A trailblazing country lawyer who took out seven overdraft extensions to self-fund a landmark $100 million case in the early years of the federal class […]

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Google gets contempt of court charge set aside in case over defamatory reviews
Defamation August 13, 2019 9:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

A contempt of court prosecution ordered against Google for failing to immediately remove allegedly defamatory online reviews has been thrown out, with a judge saying […]

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‘Dangerous proposition’: Judge refuses early liability determination in Dick Smith insurer class action
Class Actions August 12, 2019 1:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in an investor class action brought against the insurers of Dick Smith have lost an early bid to determine the viability of their […]

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Law firm boss wins stay of $170k sexual harassment judgment, despite some ‘weak’ appeal grounds
Employment August 12, 2019 2:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

An appeal judge has stayed a $170,000 judgment against the head of a New South Wales law firm after he was found to have engaged […]

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ASIC drops market manipulation appeal against NAB contractor Whitebox
Securities August 12, 2019 3:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

ASIC has abandoned its market manipulation case against National Australia Bank contractor Whitebox Trading, just over a month after the financial regulator decided to appeal […]

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Judge won’t join insurer to Reed Construction liquidator’s insolvent trading case
Restructuring & Insolvency August 12, 2019 5:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to join the insurer of collapsed Sydney builder Reed Constructions to insolvent trading proceedings brought by the company’s liquidators, after finding […]

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Judge warns RCR Tomlinson class actions to ‘get their act together’, says litigation funding ‘not rocket science’
Class Actions August 9, 2019 8:04 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in three competing RCR Tomlinson shareholder class actions have been told to “get their act together” by the judge who forcibly consolidated their […]

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Surfstitch, shareholders to make ‘last, final attempt’ at class action settlement
Class Actions August 9, 2019 8:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The parties in two shareholder class actions brought against online fashion retailer Surfstitch will make one “last, final attempt” to resolve the proceedings in mediation […]

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Sydney Opal Tower class action will be ‘resolved expeditiously’, judge says
Class Actions August 9, 2019 4:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has promised the parties in the Sydney Opal Tower class action that the matter will be “resolved expeditiously”, despite the plaintiff’s concerns that […]

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