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Manolo Blahnik wins discovery for potential knockoff suit against Sydney outlet
Intellectual Property 2020-11-04 4:09 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Luxury shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has won a preliminary discovery application seeking information from Sydney designer outlet, Estro, for a possible lawsuit over the “extremely […]

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Judge slams rejigged opt out notice, funder’s ‘contrivance’ in Suncorp class action
Class Actions 2020-08-13 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised a revised opt out notice in a class action against Suncorp over allegedly conflicted remuneration and again slammed the funder backing […]

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Judge slams opt out notice, ‘disturbing’ funder letter in Suncorp class action
Class Actions 2020-07-21 10:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge overseeing a class action against Suncorp over alleged conflicted remuneration has questioned a proposed opt out notice telling group members they should sign […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals 2020-04-03 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Canberra developers settle apartment owners’ class action over $6.3M in GST
Class Actions 2020-03-30 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The developers behind the Governor Place residential complex in Canberra have reached a settlement in a class action by aparment owners seeking $6.3 million in […]

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Sparke Helmore equally responsible for $76M judgment against IOOF unit, court hears
Appeals 2020-04-02 10:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore is equally responsible for a $76.6 million judgment against IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees over the sale of a timber plantation by collapsed […]

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Canberra property developers suffer partial loss in GST class actions
Class Actions 2020-01-08 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The property developers behind two Canberra apartment complexes have been dealt a partial loss in two class actions against them, with a judge finding the […]

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‘Only I get to use Latin’: Unconscionable conduct claim is in, ‘inter alia’ is out in Suncorp class action
Class Actions 2019-12-16 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a conflicted remuneration class action against Suncorp has allowed the class to bring an unconscionable conduct claim, but put the kibosh on […]

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Judge sends HIH Insurance legal fee fight back to the drawing board
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-11-07 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court judge has raised concerns about a dispute over fees owed to two law firms and a funder in relation to four […]

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IOOF unit wins stay of $76M judgment as it mulls appeal of case against Sparke Helmore
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-10-22 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has briefly stayed his $76.6 million judgment against IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees over the sale of a timber plantation by the collapsed […]

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