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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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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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Coverforce shareholder can use docs from Resilium row in new lawsuit
Insurance 2020-08-12 6:23 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The majority shareholder in insurance broker Coverforce has won its bid to use documents from an existing lawsuit over the company’s $25 million acquisition of […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals 2020-04-03 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement amount slashed amid ‘very difficult retail environment’
Class Actions 2020-03-25 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in two settled class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch have been told the settlement amount available to them has plummeted amid a “very […]

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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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Surfstitch class action members may be better off bailing out of settlement
Class Actions 2020-01-15 10:28 am By Miklos Bolza

Unfunded group members in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch have been told they are likely better off to opt out of […]

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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics 2020-01-13 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary has appealed a $76.6 million judgment finding it breached its duty in relation to the sale of a 46,000 hectare plantation by […]

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‘Rambling and non-responsive’: Law firm dodges $6.5M negligence claim
Business of Law 2020-01-13 1:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm has dodged a $6.5 million negligence claim by a Tasmanian agricultural business over advice supplied about agreements entered into with a division […]

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