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Law firm’s ‘overly combative manner’ prompts independent counsel appointment in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will appoint an independent barrister to determine the allocation of settlement proceeds between insured group members and their insurers from two St Patrick’s […]

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‘I didn’t put two and two together’: Lawyer says he never caught on to misconduct in Banksia case
Class Actions 2020-12-09 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Solicitor Alex Elliott has said it never clicked with him that members of the legal team running the Banksia class action were misleading an appeals […]

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Routine email destruction ‘bombshell’ on eve of Banksia funder’s death just a ruse, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-08 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder accused of a fraudulent scheme to pocket inflated fees from the Banksia Securities class action produced less than 200 documents to the contradictor […]

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Ex-Norton Rose Fulbright partner says $160,000 damages ‘manifestly inadequate’
Appeals 2020-12-08 4:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A sacked Norton Rose Fulbright partner is challenging a $160,000 award handed down by a judge who found the law firm intentionally deceived him in […]

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Last stop for ACCC as High Court refuses leave to appeal Pacific National, Aurizon deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 1:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has reached the end of the line in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, […]

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PwC’s client urged to get separate lawyers in tax office stoush over legal privilege
Tax 2020-12-07 4:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court battle between the Australian Taxation Office and PricewaterhouseCoopers over the scope of legal professional privilege claimed by one of its major clients, meat […]

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Class action against collapsed Linchpin Capital gets court go-ahead
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-12-07 3:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given his blessing to investors to pursue a class action against financial services firm Linchpin Capital and its subsidiary Endeavour Securities, saying […]

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Damages to misclassified casuals will be offset by loading under new workplace bill
Employment 2020-12-07 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Casual workers will have the option of permanent employment after 12 months under the Morrison government’s industrial relations omnibus bill to be unveiled this week, […]

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ASIC wins winding up orders against accused Ponzi schemer Chris Marco
Financial Services 2020-12-07 9:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered the winding up of a managed investment scheme operated by Perth businessman Chris Marco and his company AMS Holdings after investors […]

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Judge nixes bid to boot unregistered group members from Sims class action
Class Actions 2020-12-04 10:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bid by the applicant to restrict a securities class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management to shareholders who have registered to join the […]

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