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‘The gullible are not disentitled to protection’: Lawyer loses sports betting class action appeal
Class Actions 2021-07-21 7:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Sydney lawyer Leigh Johnson has lost her appeal in a class action launched by investors who allegedly sank $12.3 million into a fraudulent sports betting […]

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Settlement reached in Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-13 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata airbags. The in-principle settlements […]

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Judge tosses plaintiff’s case in first Takata airbags class action to face trial
Class Actions 2021-06-18 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major defeat that could affect the fate of six other cases lined up behind it, a judge has dismissed the lead plaintiff’s claims […]

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Grant Thornton can bring cross-claim against Forge Group
Professional negligence 2021-05-21 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grant Thornton has won approval to a bring a cross-claim against Forge Group, just three months ahead of trial in the collapsed engineering company’s case […]

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Damages claimed in Takata airbags class action against VW ‘quite absurd’, court told
Automotive 2021-05-18 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action trial against Volkswagen over recalled Takata airbags has kicked off, with a lawyer for the car giant denying the airbags carried a […]

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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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‘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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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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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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