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Forge directors fail to explain need for multiple law firms in liquidators’ case, judge says
Banton Group 2021-04-14 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slashed security for costs sought in a case brought by the liquidators of engineering and construction company Forge Group after the former […]

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PwC wins access to Baker McKenzie docs from former client in spat over failed bank launch
Accounting 2021-04-12 11:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

PricewaterhouseCoopers has won access to communications between a Chinese lender and its lawyers at Baker McKenzie in a legal stoush over a failed bid to […]

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson wants to declass lawsuit over ‘excessive’ insurance premiums
Insurance 2021-03-23 11:59 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson wants to declass a representative action brought on behalf of local councils in NSW alleging it socked them with inflated […]

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‘A disappointing result’: Judge approves $25M settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-17 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a “disappointing” $25 million settlement in long-running class action litigation over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith with claims worth […]

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Qantas, Virgin fight to shut down cases over defecting exec
Employment 2021-03-09 2:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The first battle in the legal tug of war between Qantas and Virgin over a defecting senior executive will centre on whose lawsuit should be […]

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Court won’t save Greensill from ‘catastrophic’ expiry of $4.6B insurance policy
Insurance 2021-03-02 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Embattled financial services firm Greensill Capital has lost an emergency bid for a temporary mandatory injunction that would have forced its insurer to renew trade […]

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Surfstitch class action lawyers’ conduct not ‘egregious’, but payout should be capped, judge says
Class Actions 2021-02-22 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a settlement in two shareholder class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch, but has capped the legal costs and commissions […]

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Count Financial can’t join insurer to $15.3M lawsuit against ex-financial advisor
Insurance 2021-02-18 11:41 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

Count Financial has failed in its bid to put a former financial advisor’s insurers on the hook for a $15.3 million lawsuit brought by his […]

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Sparke Helmore off the hook as IOOF unit loses appeal of $76M judgment
Appeals 2021-02-05 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees failed to drag law firm Sparke Helmore into a case after it was hit with a $76.6 million judgment over […]

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Sydney lawyer can’t delay appeal in sports betting class action
Appeals 2020-10-20 12:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Sydney lawyer has lost her bid to vacate an upcoming hearing in her appeal of a judge’s finding that investors who sank $12.3 million […]

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