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‘Manifestly excessive’ $238,000 defamation payout to childcare worker tossed on appeal
Defamation 2020-03-04 5:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Sydney-based childcare centre that sent an allegedly defamatory email to 35 people has won its appeal of a $238,000 damages award, with an appeals […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions 2020-02-19 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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Court of Appeal tosses Quinn Emanuel challenge to AMP beauty parade loss
Appeals 2019-10-08 4:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A challenge by Quinn Emanuel to a NSW Supreme Court decision staying its shareholder class action against AMP has been unanimously dismissed by the Court […]

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In new class action defence, Scenic Tours says passengers can’t rely on it to control weather
Class Actions 2019-09-18 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action alleging travel agency Scenic Tours owes damages to European cruise passengers forced to take buses when heavy rain flooded waterways is still […]

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Plutus conspirator gets 3 years behind bars for role in $105M ATO fraud scheme
White Collar 2019-08-28 8:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Plutus Payroll general manager Joshua Kitson has been sentenced to at least three years in jail for his role in a conspiracy to defraud […]

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Plutus conspirator had ‘high level’ role in $105M tax fraud, court told
Tax 2019-08-27 1:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior manager of Plutus Payroll played a “high level” role in a complex scheme that defrauded the Australian Taxation Office to the tune […]

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Court’s ‘auction’ approach in GetSwift slammed in bid to revive AMP class action
Appeals 2019-08-26 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The barrister leading an appeal seeking to revive Quinn Emanuel’s fees for no service class action against AMP has criticised the approach taken in the […]

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Midland Metals loses challenge to ‘deceptive’ letters by cable makers group
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-04-17 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Singapore-based cable manufacturer Midland Metals has lost its appeal of a  judgment that found the Australian Cablemakers Association did not violate the consumer laws when it […]

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Judge not too old to hear banned doctor’s case, court says
Appeals 2019-03-22 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has dismissed a banned medical doctor’s challenge to the granting of three vexatious proceedings orders on constitutional grounds that the judge who […]

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United Petroleum loses $2M award over compulsory land acquisition
Construction 2019-03-06 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling awarding $2 million in compensation to United Petroleum after the state government compulsorily acquired land on which the […]

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