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With no encouragement from parties, 7-Eleven class action judge appoints contradictor
Class Actions 2021-09-20 3:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite claims the $98 million settlement did not warrant a contradictor’s scrutiny, a judge has appointed a contradictor to represent the interests of group members […]

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$19.6M legal bill in 7-Eleven class actions doesn’t warrant contradictor, court told
Class Actions 2021-08-24 4:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A $19.6 million legal bill racked up by the law firm behind two 7-Eleven class actions accusing the convenience store chain of misleading franchisees did […]

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Lawyer must pay costs for appeal that should never have been filed, Full Court says
Employment 2021-05-11 2:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

A high-profile employment lawyer representing a sacked Jetstar pilot must pay the airline’s legal costs in defending an appeal application “that ought never to have […]

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Judge rejects 7-Eleven’s ‘risky’ bid for pre-trial ruling on objections to evidence
Class Actions 2021-05-03 9:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has shot down what he called a “risky” but novel proposal by 7-Eleven for a pre-trial ruling on sample objections to the relevance […]

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‘The game is not worth the candle’: Judge says oral discovery in 7-Eleven class action a waste of time
Class Actions 2021-04-01 5:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Courts have power to order oral discovery of potential witnesses ahead of trial, according to the judge overseeing two 7-Eleven class actions by franchisees, but […]

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Appeal filed after judge rejects bid for oral discovery in 7-Eleven class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-09 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two class actions against 7-Eleven have appealed a decision rejecting the very first Federal Court application for oral discovery, which would […]

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Irate judge says lawyers should personally face costs for signing off on deficient cases
Employment 2021-03-05 4:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Certification of pleadings in legal action is not a formality that needs to be “ticked off”, and solicitors who put their signature to improperly pleaded […]

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New evidentiary tool on cards as 7-Eleven class action judge hears first ever oral discovery bid
Class Actions 2021-02-19 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has heard a landmark application for pre-trial oral discovery that could create another tool […]

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Accused NAB scammer Helen Rosamond can’t vary freezing order to pay legal bills
Financial Services 2021-01-20 4:16 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

NAB has succeeded in blocking accused scammer Helen Rosamond and her executive services company Human Group from varying a freezing order in a case over […]

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Full Federal Court to rule on common fund order question in 7-Eleven class actions
Class Actions 2020-09-29 2:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court will weigh in on whether common fund orders can be made at settlement in two class actions against 7-Eleven, with a […]

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