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Court accepts Ramsay Health in-house counsel ‘drowning in work’ during COVID-19
Legal Ethics 2022-05-11 9:00 pm By Sam Matthews

Ramsay Health Care Australia has been let off the hook for using emails subpoenaed in a defamation case between two feuding surgeons at one of […]

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ALP loses challenge to federal takeover ahead of election
Appeals 2022-02-25 9:58 pm By Sam Matthews

Members of the Victorian Labor party and associated unions have lost a bid to overturn a judge’s finding that the pre-selection of ALP candidates in […]

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Court tosses case over sacred trees at Western Highway upgrade site
Environment 2021-11-23 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has summarily dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Victorian government of acting unlawfully by improving the Western Highway and threatening to harm six ‘directions’ […]

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Judge to decide if lockdown class action lawyer’s clients must hand over details
Class Actions 2021-04-22 3:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge will hear arguments by suspended lawyer Serene Teffaha, who filed a class action against the state over lockdown restrictions, over whether her clients […]

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Djab Wurrung ‘directions’ trees at Victorian highway upgrade site win temporary protection
Transportation & Infrastructure 2020-12-03 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has issued a temporary injunction stopping roadworks along the Buangor and Ararat stretch of the Western Highway improvement project in Victoria ahead of […]

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Judge slashes law firm’s costs in $10.5M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-24 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $10.5 million settlement in a class action over the 2015 Scotsburn bushfire in Victoria, but slashed the costs […]

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Maddens slammed for fee disclosures in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2020-07-06 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maddens has once again been criticised for its non-compliant costs agreements, three months after receiving similar feedback from a Victoria Supreme Court judge overseeing the […]

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Scotsburn bushfire class action settles for $10.5M
Class Actions 2020-05-13 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action launched over the Scotsburn bushfire that burnt down 12 homes and ravaged over 4,000 hectares in Victoria in December 2015 has reached […]

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Judge says cost agreement void, but approves $2M payday for Maddens in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2020-03-03 11:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $2 million payout for Maddens Lawyers in a class action against electricity provider Powercor over a 2018 St […]

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Judge approves walkaway settlement in St Patrick’s Day bushfire class action
Class Actions 2019-08-06 6:50 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has signed off on the walkaway settlement reached in one of four St Patrick’s Day bushfire class actions filed by Maddens Lawyers, noting […]

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