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‘You’ve got to learn to take yes for an answer’: Judge not inclined to seek Full Court’s view on solicitors CFO
Class Actions 2023-11-15 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a class action against collapsed investment manager Blue Sky has said he would not be inclined to seek clarity from the Full […]

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Judge doubts power to order irrelevant docs be produced in aged care class actions
Class Actions 2023-11-13 10:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has upheld a ruling that rejected a bid by two class actions against Victorian aged care providers for insurance and financial information, finding […]

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Insurers can’t get names of COVID-19 business interruption class action registrants
Insurance 2023-10-27 3:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused a bid by four major insurers to obtain the names of small businesses that register to join COVID-19 business interruption class […]

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Judge pauses Virgin’s cross-claim in bondholders class action
Class Actions 2023-10-26 11:58 pm By Sam Matthews

The judge hearing a bondholders class action against Virgin Australia has deferred the resolution of the airline’s cross-claim seeking seeking periodic payments from the class […]

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White Oak claims insurer owed a novel duty of care in $6B Greensill cases
Insurance 2023-10-24 9:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Lender White Oak Commercial Finance will bring a novel claim against insurer Bond & Credit Company alleging it owed a duty of care to disclose […]

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Healthcare industry more vulnerable to cyberattacks, says Wotton + Kearney partner
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-10-23 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The digitisation of healthcare has left the industry particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, and protecting consumers from breaches is one of the biggest challenges facing the […]

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‘What’s the limit to this?’ Judge questions bid for insurance docs in COVID-19 outbreak class actions
Insurance 2023-10-19 9:15 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has questioned a challenge by two class actions against Victorian aged care providers to a ruling that rejected their bid for insurance and […]

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Westpac hit with another superannuation class action
Class Actions 2023-10-09 11:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with a class action for allegedly overcharging superannuation customers for insurance coverage, months after paying $30 million to settle a separate […]

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Virgin Australia lobs cross-claim in bondholder class action
Class Actions 2023-10-09 10:26 pm By Sam Matthews

A bondholder class action against Virgin is heating up, with the airline filing a cross-claim seeking the court’s approval to demand periodic payments from the […]

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Judge says expert referral process in Pacific Highway case ‘gone off the rails’
Construction 2023-10-06 4:06 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has raised concerns about expert evidence in a dispute between Acciona Infrastructure, Ferrovial Construction and three insurers over losses during construction of the […]

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