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Magistrate in ANZ cartel case shuts down ‘back door’ bid to expand JPMorgan witness grilling
Competition & Consumer Protection December 13, 2019 4:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A magistrate has dismissed a bid to expand the cross examination of a JPMorgan witness in the closely watched criminal cartel case over a $2.5 […]

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Pizzeys wins discovery bid for possible lawsuit against patent attorneys who jumped ship
Business of Law December 13, 2019 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys has won its bid for preliminary discovery to pursue possible claims against two patent attorneys who left the firm to start their own competing business.

‘I’m getting awful close to ending my life’: Magistrate despairs as ANZ cartel hearing blows out
Competition & Consumer Protection December 12, 2019 7:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A committal hearing in the ANZ cartel case may run a further nine days next year due to ongoing arguments about subpoenas and privilege, which have derailed five planned days of cross-examination of key witnesses and led a Local Court Magistrate to proclaim she was “awful close” to ending her life.

Former AMP lawyer slams ‘outrageous’ claim she was on performance management plan
Employment December 12, 2019 10:34 pm By Tasnuva Bindi

Counsel representing ex-AMP general counsel Larissa Cook in her bullying case against the financial services giant has slammed as “outrageous” a claim that her client […]

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Judge won’t stop 7-Eleven from seeking class action releases from franchisees
7-Eleven December 12, 2019 1:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has shot down a bid by class action applicants to block 7-Eleven from seeking litigation releases from franchisees on contract renewal, saying there […]

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Orinoco Gold investor wins bid to inspect books after share value tanks
Restructuring & Insolvency December 12, 2019 2:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shareholder of struggling gold company Orinoco Gold has been granted limited access to the company’s books after the firm was placed into administration on […]

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VW class action judge frowns on bid for common fund order
Class Actions December 11, 2019 11:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the settlement approval process in multiple class actions against Volkswagen over the diesel emissions scandal has criticised an application for a common […]

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‘Grossly negligent’ Atanaskovic Hartnell manager was offered job back, trial hears
Employment December 11, 2019 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former general manager who is suing law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell for alleged bullying and faces cross claims that she failed to satisfactorily perform her […]

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Banks want to grill ANZ cartel case witnesses on late evidence by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection December 10, 2019 6:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The banks and executives facing criminal charges over alleged cartel conduct related to ANZ’s $2.5 billion share placement in 2015 will fight to widen their […]

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Judge greenlights $16.5M Forge class action settlement
Class Actions December 10, 2019 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a $16.5 million settlement of a shareholder class action against collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group. Federal Court […]

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