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Hewlett-Packard loses appeal over sales commissions it capped ‘at whim’
Employment 2021-02-19 5:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

IT giant Hewlett-Packard Australia has lost its appeal of a judgment requiring it to cough up $370,000 in unpaid commissions to a former sales executive […]

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Law firm can’t delay appeal over unpaid bill because QC won’t fly without vaccine
Legal Ethics 2021-02-17 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell has failed to postpone its appeal of a ruling over unpaid legal fees until after its senior counsel — who is […]

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Ex-Johnson Winter & Slattery clients can’t subpeona Optus, Telstra for lawyer’s phone records
Negligence 2021-02-17 11:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has shot down an attempt by former Johnson Winter & Slattery clients to secure records of phone calls by their solicitor to corroborate […]

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Trial against Mayfair goes ahead undefended, as a muted Mawhinney listens in
Financial Services 2021-02-15 3:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission presented its misleading and deceptive conduct case against companies in the Mayfair Group in an undefended trial on Monday, […]

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ACCC’s conduct in cartel case ‘troubling’, says lawyer for NQCranes
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-15 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Counsel for Queensland-based NQCranes has lashed out at the ACCC for seeking to amend its cartel action against the crane company, telling a court the […]

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With High Court leave, Arrium class action plaintiffs may get second chance to grill ex-director
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-11 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two shareholders of failed Arrium Group have secured leave from the High Court to challenge a ruling that nixed their planned examination of a former […]

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Bluescope lawyers get dressing down by judge for ‘inappropriate exchange’ with chambers
Employment 2021-02-11 3:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers representing Bluescope in an appeal of a Fair Work case copped a scolding by a judge Thursday for sending multiple emails to his chambers […]

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Barrister turns tables on vision-impaired Daily Telegraph legal team in case over deaf lawyer
Defamation 2021-02-11 1:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A barrister for a Sydney criminal lawyer who wears hearing aids and is suing News Corp’s Nationwide News over allegedly defamatory Daily Telegraph articles referring […]

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Former Linchpin boss gets legal aid while waiting on insurers in ‘chaotic’ London
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-10 4:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

London is in a “complete state of chaos” and no amount of pressing by law firm Moray & Agnew has produced an answer from underwriters […]

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Crown Resorts not suitable to run Barangaroo casino, damning report says
Crown Resorts 2021-02-09 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts should not have a licence to run the Barangaroo casino in Sydney after facilitating money laundering and partnering with junket operators linked to […]

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