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‘Horse has bolted’: Lawyer Alex Elliott waived right to silence in Banksia case, court hears
Class Actions 2020-10-15 7:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott can’t refuse to hand over evidence in the Banksia class action on the grounds of privilege against self incrimination or exposure to […]

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Boral execs can’t dodge Setka case over dropped blackmail charges
Construction 2020-10-07 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Boral executives have failed in their bid to shut down a false imprisonment and malicious prosecution lawsuit brought by union heavyweight John Setka relating […]

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Top silk ‘joked’ with class action lawyer Mark Elliott about misleading fee expert, court told
Class Actions 2020-05-05 5:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

A prominent silk deliberately misled a cost consultant retained to provide an opinion on the barrister’s fees to a court overseeing a class action over […]

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Judge not ready to toss defamation case against Twitter, Google over tweets
Defamation 2020-04-16 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss a defamation case brought by a government worker against Twitter, Google and Yahoo over racist, homophobic, anti-Muslim and […]

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Judge tosses lawsuit against personal injury firm over sexual assault settlement
Legal Ethics 2019-10-17 1:57 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has dismissed a professional negligence claim against a personal injury law firm, finding no prospect of success for a former client who alleged […]

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NAB to face $1.2M unconscionable conduct claim by Victorian property developer
Financial Services 2019-10-03 11:46 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has thrown out a breach of contract claim brought by two subsidiaries of property developer Minster Group against National Australia Bank, but found […]

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Arnold Thomas & Becker loses bid for quick dismissal of ex-client’s lawsuit
Legal Ethics 2019-05-13 4:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

A self-represented former client of personal injury firm Arnold Thomas & Becker has successfully blocked an application for summary judgment in a dispute that alleges […]

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Addisons partner can inspect documents in Bega, Fonterra trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2019-04-05 9:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Bega Cheese has presuaded a court to allow a partner from Addisons Lawyers to access select confidential documents, expanding the confidentiality regime at the heart […]

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EnergyAustralia execs can view docs in $1B sale dispute with QIC
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-10-11 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has granted a unit of Queensland Investment Corporation’s request for a confidentiality regime for certain documents discovered in an ongoing legal spat with […]

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Fonterra denied strict confidentiality regime in Bega trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2018-08-29 9:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a bid for a strict regime for dealing with confidential information in a lawsuit between cheese giants Fonterra and Bega over […]

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