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Judge awards $253,000 to lead plaintiff in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions May 29, 2020 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in the Queensland floods class action has been awarded more than $253,000 in compensation from the state government and two dam operators, […]

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Concrete company files cross claims against structural engineer in Opal Tower melee
Class Actions May 29, 2020 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete company dragged into a class action over the ill-fated Opal Tower has launched its own legal volley against the engineering consultant behind the building design.

‘A significant imbalance’: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank loan contracts unfair, court finds
Financial Services May 29, 2020 6:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has granted ASIC a legal win against Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, finding that its small business loan contracts were unfair and created a “significant imbalance” that was likely to detriment customers.

Arnold Bloch Leibler accused of negligence in handling of billionaire Ken Talbot’s estate
Business of Law May 28, 2020 9:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The widow of mining billionaire Ken Talbot has filed a negligence lawsuit against law firms Arnold Bloch Leibler and Boyd Legal for their handling of her late husband’s estate, which she claims resulted in tens of millions of dollars in losses.

Maurice Blackburn loses appeal over bushfire class action tax bill
Appeals May 28, 2020 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maurice Blackburn has come up short in its challenge to a multimillion dollar tax bill for a record settlement payout in the Black Saturday bushfire […]

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Telstra not liable for worker’s 2.30am hip injury on work trip, court finds
Employment May 28, 2020 12:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a Telstra worker’s appeal seeking compensation for an injury sustained after a long night out during a work trip, finding that […]

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Slater & Gordon settlement armed class action to sue us, Arnold Bloch Leibler tells court
Class Actions May 27, 2020 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon’s conduct when settling a previous securities class action against it armed the lead plaintiff with the information he needed to later bring […]

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The write way to success: Barristers’ top tips for winning written submissions
Business of Law May 26, 2020 2:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

With COVID-19 forcing courts to deal with more matters on the papers, written submissions are more important than ever and must be carefully crafted to […]

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Ex-McCabe Curwood lawyer ordered to pay legal bill after ‘incompetent’ appeal
Article May 26, 2020 4:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former solicitor with McCabe Curwood has lost his attempt to overturn an order that he pay $36,000 in costs to his former employer, after […]

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‘Threat of a heavy sanction’: Shareholder slams opt-out notice in AMP class action
Appeals May 25, 2020 8:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A proposed notice to eligible group members in Maurice Blackburn’s class action against AMP over its fees for no services scandal threatened to bar unregistered […]

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