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High Court takes up Westpac fight against ASIC personal advice case
Appeals 2020-04-27 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has agreed to hear a challenge by Westpac to a ruling in favour of ASIC that found the bank violated its duty […]

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Class mulls options for talking to jailed Crown employees after appeals court defeat
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts is considering alternative options for examining 18 former jailed employees after an appeals court […]

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Tips from top barristers on litigating in a virtual courtroom
Feature 2020-04-14 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Australian courtrooms into the virtual world, with many barristers and solicitors litigating via phone or video for the first […]

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Barristers to robe up at home for trial by videochat in ACCC case against Kogan
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-04-01 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

Barristers for the ACCC and online retailer Kogan have been asked to robe up at home as the previously in-person trial shifts to videochat in […]

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Over and out: Chief Justice says protocol needed to prevent overtalking in virtual trials
Insurance 2020-03-31 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court says a system is needed to ensure parties don’t interrupt one another during virtual hearings, and noted the […]

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AUSTRAC, Westpac still locked in settlement negotiations, court hears
Financial Services 2020-03-30 9:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Westpac is still locked in mediation with AUSTRAC over allegations that it committed over 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws, with […]

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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction 2020-03-26 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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Country Care fails in appeal of jury directions ruling in criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-06 4:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Country Care and two employees have lost an appeal of a first-of-its kind Federal Court ruling on jury directions in a criminal cartel case against […]

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Icon can’t block Opal Tower developer from calling on $3.9M guarantee
Construction 2020-03-05 4:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The builder behind the ill-fated Opal Tower has lost its opposition in the NSW Supreme Court to a $3.9 million guarantee requested by the property’s […]

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Crown wins challenge to ‘impermissible’ order letting jailed staff talk to class action firm
Class Actions 2020-01-22 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Crown Resorts has successfully challenged a ruling allowing law firm Maurice Blackburn to communicate with 18 formerly jailed employees to gather evidence in its shareholder […]

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