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Brother of NBA star sues sister for defamation over historical sexual abuse allegations
Defamation 2021-04-20 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The half-brother and manager of NBA star Ben Simmons has filed defamation proceedings against his half-sister over a barrage of tweets accusing him of sexually […]

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Solomon Lew’s retail giant The Just Group sued for $3.4M in unpaid rent
Real Estate 2021-04-20 1:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian investment management group Fortius Funds Management has taken retail giant The Just Group to court seeking millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid rent for four stores in Sydney’s MidCity Shopping Centre.

High Court to hear ATO test case over trust income disclaimers
Tax 2021-04-20 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted special leave in a test case by the Australian Taxation Office concerning the effectiveness of disclaimers by trust beneficiaries giving up entitlements to trust income and any associated tax obligations.

Sydney lawyer wins $110,000 defamation judgment over ‘gossipy and intrusive’ News Corp article
Defamation 2021-04-19 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

High profile criminal lawyer Christopher Murphy has been awarded a $110,000 judgment in his defamation case over a “gossipy and intrusive” Daily Telegraph article which […]

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Court orders law firm to compensate underpaid junior lawyer despite six figure income
Employment 2021-04-19 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne law firm and its director have been ordered to pay over $184,000 to a former junior lawyer who earned hundreds of thousands of […]

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‘Optimistic’ judge calls for talks in competing class actions against Boston Scientific
Class Actions 2021-04-19 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has urged the parties in two pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific to come up with a “pragmatic solution” to the competing […]

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ATO prepared to rule out prosecuting PwC for tax offences after privilege fight
Tax 2021-04-16 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has told a judge it would be prepared to “give comfort” to PricewaterhouseCoopers that it will not prosecute the accounting giant […]

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Declassing bid defeated in Jardine Lloyd Thomson class action
Class Actions 2021-04-16 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson has lost its bid to shut down a class action brought on behalf of NSW local councils, with a judge […]

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Suncorp unit hit with class action over add-on insurance
Class Actions 2021-04-16 5:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Suncorp subsidiary AAI Limited has been hit with a class action over allegedly misleading add-on insurance sold at car dealerships. The Maurice Blackburn-led class action […]

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Gaming watchdog dragged into Crown class action over Chinese gambling crackdown
Class Actions 2021-04-15 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Victoria’s gaming regulator may seek to block access by a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts to transcripts of interviews with Crown employees about a […]

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