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Late document dump in Banksia class action a ‘professional disgrace’, court told
Class Actions 2020-11-26 11:48 am By Christine Caulfield

Last-minute discovery of emails by the solicitor facing accusations of complicity in a fraudulent scheme by his father and the barristers leading a class action […]

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Banksia class action judge shoots down barrister’s proportionate liability notice
Class Actions 2020-11-25 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a trial over alleged misconduct by lawyers behind the Banksia class action has blasted a bid by disgraced senior counsel Norman O’Bryan […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan called to take stand in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-11-20 1:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Senior barrister Norman O’Bryan, who has conceded that he should be struck from the roll for his conduct in an alleged class action fee scandal, […]

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Setka ordered to stop poaching of union members
Employment 2020-11-11 10:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

CFMEU official Michael O’Connor has successfully appealed a ruling that threw out his lawsuit seeking to restrain union heavyweight John Setka from poaching members from […]

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Judge won’t hold separate hearing on survival of claim against late Banksia cost consultant
Class Actions 2020-11-05 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing the misconduct trial in the Banksia Securities class action has rejected a bid by a lawyer for the deceased cost consultant in […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott ‘didn’t know any better’, Banksia class action trial hears
Class Actions 2020-11-02 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia class action funder Mark Elliott, who has been accused of complicity in a fraudulent scheme to maximise the profits of the […]

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Banksia funder Mark Elliott’s ‘practice’ of deleting emails doesn’t gel, court told
Class Actions 2020-10-30 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A routine practice by the funder behind the scandal-ridden Banksia class action of deleting emails, documented in a letter by his solicitors just days before […]

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‘Horse has bolted’: Lawyer Alex Elliott waived right to silence in Banksia case, court hears
Class Actions 2020-10-15 7:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott can’t refuse to hand over evidence in the Banksia class action on the grounds of privilege against self incrimination or exposure to […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Insurer may be dragged into Banksia class action after death of cost consultant
Class Actions 2020-10-08 6:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cost consultant joined as a defendant in the trial over alleged misconduct by the Banksia class action legal team has died, the second person […]

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