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Brother of NBA star sues sister for defamation over historical sexual abuse allegations
Defamation 2021-04-20 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The half-brother and manager of NBA star Ben Simmons has filed defamation proceedings against his half-sister over a barrage of tweets accusing him of sexually […]

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‘Undervalued’ Lendlease land purchase roils one of Australia’s richest families
Real Estate 2021-04-20 5:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The children of one of Australia’s wealthiest families are locked in a legal battle, with a judge preliminarily allowing the daughter to bring derivative proceedings against her brother for allegedly giving property developer Lendlease options to buy land owned by the trust for which she is a beneficiary for a “significant undervalue”.

Solomon Lew’s retail giant The Just Group sued for $3.4M in unpaid rent
Real Estate 2021-04-20 1:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian investment management group Fortius Funds Management has taken retail giant The Just Group to court seeking millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid rent for four stores in Sydney’s MidCity Shopping Centre.

High Court to hear ATO test case over trust income disclaimers
Tax 2021-04-20 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted special leave in a test case by the Australian Taxation Office concerning the effectiveness of disclaimers by trust beneficiaries giving up entitlements to trust income and any associated tax obligations.

Designer seeks unredacted docs from Katy Perry in trade mark battle over name rights
Intellectual Property 2021-04-20 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sydney fashion designer Katie Perry has petitioned the court to order singer Katy Perry to hand over unredacted documents in their trade mark fight over the right to use the name for clothing and accessories in Australia, after counsel for the designer criticised the singer for withholding the emails addresses of those who were “not similarly notorious or similarly famous.”

Sydney lawyer wins $110,000 defamation judgment over ‘gossipy and intrusive’ News Corp article
Defamation 2021-04-19 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

High profile criminal lawyer Christopher Murphy has been awarded a $110,000 judgment in his defamation case over a “gossipy and intrusive” Daily Telegraph article which […]

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Mayfair 101’s James Mawhinney banned for 20 years for ‘reprehensible’ conduct
Financial Services 2021-04-19 10:49 am By Christine Caulfield

The founder of beleaguered investment group Mayfair 101, James Mawhinney, has been slapped with an order banning him from soliciting funds or promoting any financial […]

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‘Optimistic’ judge calls for talks in competing class actions against Boston Scientific
Class Actions 2021-04-19 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has urged the parties in two pelvic mesh class actions against Boston Scientific to come up with a “pragmatic solution” to the competing […]

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Ampol hits back at Chevron in trade mark trial over Caltex brand
Intellectual Property 2021-04-19 8:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Petrol station operator Ampol has denied accusations by US oil giant Chevron that it is misusing Caltex branding on 175 of its service stations, on […]

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ATO prepared to rule out prosecuting PwC for tax offences after privilege fight
Tax 2021-04-16 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has told a judge it would be prepared to “give comfort” to PricewaterhouseCoopers that it will not prosecute the accounting giant […]

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