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Judge who called expert conclave a ‘car crash’ won’t recuse herself
Professional Negligence 2021-02-22 1:04 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has refused to disqualify herself from hearing a complex medical negligence lawsuit after she described an expert conclave as a “car crash”, citing […]

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In law firm trade mark battle, reputation in Melbourne merger work is key, court told
Intellectual Property 2021-02-19 2:37 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two law firms locked in a courtroom battle over their ‘C’ trade marks made up of concentric circles will move to mediation after one of […]

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‘I’m not having vague excuses about COVID in the UK’: Judge slams ex-Linchpin director
Financial Services 2021-02-18 6:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge will not let proceedings brought by ASIC against four former Linchpin Capital directors drag on, slamming a “vague” excuse from one of the […]

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Herald Sun exec’s honest opinion defence survives in case by ex-Labor MP Melissa Parke
Defamation 2021-02-18 6:13 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Former Labor MP Melissa Parke has failed in her bid to strike down the honest opinion defence of Herald Sun executive Dr Colin Rubenstein in […]

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44-count indictment filed in ANZ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-18 2:57 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Forty-four charges have been outlined in a long-awaited indictment in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement, including 29 charges against […]

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Count Financial can’t join insurer to $15.3M lawsuit against ex-financial advisor
Insurance 2021-02-18 11:41 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

Count Financial has failed in its bid to put a former financial advisor’s insurers on the hook for a $15.3 million lawsuit brought by his […]

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IVF Australia faces multimillion dollar lawsuit over inaccurate genetic test
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-17 6:32 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Fertility clinic IVF Australia is facing a lawsuit worth “many millions of dollars” launched by the parents of a child born with Pallister-Kilian syndrome, alleging […]

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High Court to weigh whether judges should socialise with barristers during a case
Legal Ethics 2021-02-17 1:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The High Court will consider whether judges should steer clear of barristers outside the court room, after a husband appealed a ruling by a judge […]

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CBA cops to misleading customers on more than 12,000 occasions
Financial Services 2021-02-16 6:05 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Commonwealth Bank of Australia could be on the hook for a large penalty after the court found the bank engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct […]

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Ponzi schemer who pretended to be a barrister wins resentencing
White Collar 2021-02-16 1:14 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A fraudster who robbed victims of $7.6 million by pretending to be a financial investor and barrister has had his jail sentence reduced from 16 […]

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