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Judge signs off on 40% cut for law firm in Arrium class action
Class Actions 2022-04-27 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a 40 per cent group costs order for the law firm that’s running a class action against KPMG and former directors […]

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Funder may walk if 40% group costs order rejected in Arrium class action
Class Actions 2022-02-22 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A funder that’s helping foot the bill in a class action against Arrium’s former directors and KPMG may withdraw support if the law firm that’s […]

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Arrium class action seeks unredacted KPMG audit file
Class Actions 2021-12-14 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shareholders in a class action against failed steel giant Arrium and KPMG are seeking an unredacted version of an audit file by KPMG to probe […]

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Law firms accused of negligence fight Dover Financial’s bid to add lawyers to case
Financial Services 2021-11-04 4:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Three law firms and a consultancy are fighting a bid by defunct financial advisor Dover Financial to bring negligence claims against two lawyers over a […]

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Law firms accused of negligence say Dover not entitled to recover $1.2M penalty
Professional Negligence 2021-10-27 6:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two law firms accused of providing negligent advice to Dover Financial over a so-called client protection policy found to be “highly misleading” have argued the […]

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Lawyers who accused Vic Supreme Court of bias dodge contempt finding
Legal Ethics 2021-05-31 6:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A barrister and solicitor who accused the Victoria Supreme Court of bias have avoided a contempt of court ruling, despite a judge finding their conduct […]

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Former QC, now judge liable to client in negligent advice case, court rules
Professional Negligence 2021-03-01 6:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former QC turned Victorian Supreme Court judge has been found liable, along with a law firm acquired by Russell Kennedy, to pay $1.185 million […]

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Scotsburn bushfire class action settles for $10.5M
Class Actions 2020-05-13 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action launched over the Scotsburn bushfire that burnt down 12 homes and ravaged over 4,000 hectares in Victoria in December 2015 has reached […]

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Judge greenlights MWL derivative suit against Focus Financial
Corporate 2019-01-07 11:42 am By Miklos Bolza

Majority shareholders in MWL Financial have won court approval to bring a derivative suit against US-based Focus Financial Partners over an acquisition gone sour. Federal […]

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