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Solicitors ordered to look for missing phone of deceased class action lawyer
Class Actions 2020-03-03 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has directed solicitors for deceased lawyer and funder Mark Elliott to search for his missing mobile phone, which is wanted for potential evidence […]

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Judge quashes watchdog’s decision to probe AWU over GetUp! donations
Employment 2019-11-26 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

An investigation into donations made to activist group GetUp! by the Australian Workers’ Union more than a decade ago has been closed down by a […]

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‘Serious questions’ raised over conduct of lawyers, funder behind Banksia class action, judge says
Class Actions 2019-09-26 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a settled class action against failed Banksia Securities has rejected an application to limit a contradictor’s investigation of alleged professional misconduct on […]

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Funder booted from Banksia class action settlement scheme after intimidation claims
Class Actions 2019-08-30 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has removed the funder and law firm leading the Banksia Securities class action from their roles supervising a proposed settlement distribution scheme after […]

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High Court upholds sacking of public servant over tweets
Employment 2019-08-07 5:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The High Court has unanimously upheld the validity of the Australian Public Service code of conduct, after a former public servant mounted a freedom of […]

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Third time unlucky: Mortgage firm loses another bid to stifle derivative suit over Macquarie sale
Securities 2019-06-26 2:25 pm By Amelia Birnie

An appeals court has dismissed a third attempt by directors of mortgage aggregator Connective Group to stifle a shareholder’s derivative lawsuit over a restructure that […]

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ACCC sues Sony over allegedly misleading PlayStation claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-27 3:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has dragged video game giant Sony to court over allegedly deceptive and misleading claims made about games purchased on […]

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Judge to rethink Glencore in-house counsel’s access to Cargill deal docs
Agriculture 2018-10-15 9:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has ordered the judge overseeing a fraudulent concealment trial over Cargill’s $420 million purchase of the Joe White malt business to reconsider […]

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Viterra must pay Cargill’s costs for ‘pointless’ High Court appeal
Appeals 2018-10-09 4:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Viterra has been hit with costs for persisting with a special leave application to the High Court seeking to compel Cargill to turn over emails […]

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Settlement talks can’t be admitted as evidence in Cargill, Viterra trial
Trials 2018-09-21 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge in the high-stakes trial over the $420 million sale of Viterra’s Joe White malt business to Cargill has denied Cargill’s request to have […]

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