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Original lawyers in BankSA class action want bigger stake of multi-million dollar settlement
Class Actions August 20, 2019 8:46 pm By Amelia Birnie

The original solicitors who stepped down from leading a class action against Westpac unit BankSA amid abuse of process allegations will bring separate proceedings in […]

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Senior partner denies deliberate delay in trial over rejected $4.45M Westpac settlement
Legal Ethics August 20, 2019 8:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior partner at a Sydney-based law firm has denied he made a “deliberate decision” to withhold advice from a former client suing for alleged breach of duties and conflict of interest over a rejected $4.45 million settlement in an employment dispute with Westpac.

‘This is why I hate categories of discovery’: Judge won’t let ASIC have another year of GetSwift docs
Class Actions August 20, 2019 9:43 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing proceedings brought against logistics company GetSwift has refused the corporate regulator’s request for another year’s worth of documents, saying it could effectively require the company to start the discovery process over again.

ABC on ‘fishing expedition’ for documents in AFP raid case, judge says
Media August 20, 2019 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has lost a bid for the documents behind an Australian Federal Police warrant to search its headquarters, with a Federal Court judge criticising the media organisation for embarking on a “fishing expedition”.

Patent attorneys sued by firm win bid for Seyfarth docs
Business of Law August 19, 2019 4:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two patent attorneys who are being sued by a boutique IP firm for jumping ship to start their own business have cleared the first hurdle in their fight against preliminary discovery, after a judge found the documents relied upon by their former employer’s lawyers at Seyfarth Shaw were relevant to the case.

7-Eleven class actions can’t shield witness identity despite ‘real risk’ of reprisal
Class Actions August 19, 2019 8:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused an application to suppress the identity of a franchisee giving evidence in two class actions against 7-Eleven despite the individual’s fears […]

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Lottoland hits the jackpot in ACMA betting challenge
Media August 19, 2019 5:40 pm By Amelia Birnie

The CEO of Lottoland says the company has “finally been vindicated” by a court ruling that overturned a decision by the Australian Communications and Media […]

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‘A degree of chaos’: Judge questions IAG common fund as High Court decision looms
Insurance August 16, 2019 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned a bid for a common fund order in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, saying […]

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‘This pleading is a mess’: Judge slams liquidators’ case against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency August 16, 2019 4:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has sent insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson back to the drawing board to redraft its pleadings against the former directors and auditors of collapsed […]

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‘This game is over’: judge ready to toss Iluka class action over ongoing funding dramas
Class Actions August 15, 2019 3:45 pm By Amelia Birnie

The applicants in the Iluka Resources shareholder class action have less than a week to lock-in a $1.25 million security for costs, after the judge […]

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