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Ex-Dick Smith CEO should be liable for approving $28.5M in dividends, appeals court told
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-05-30 9:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The former CEO of failed electronics retailer Dick Smith should be held responsible for approving two dividend payments worth $28.5 million which the company could […]

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Law firm’s cost dislosures inadequate to recoup two-thirds of judgment amount, court finds
Legal Ethics 2022-04-21 1:37 pm By Sam Matthews

A law firm that recouped two-thirds of a personal injury payout in excess of the statutory cap through a “potentially misleading” costs agreement will pay […]

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Ex-Atanaskovic Hartnell lawyer stripped from roll after stealing $10M to feed gambling addiction
Legal Ethics 2022-04-12 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Atanaskovic Hartnell lawyer Brody Clarke has had his name removed from the roll after the NSW Court of Appeal found he engaged in “dishonourable […]

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Morrison cleared to call election after failure of challenge to Liberal pre-selections
Politics 2022-04-05 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has dismissed a challenge by a Liberal Party member to a decision by prime minister Scott Morrison and two other members of the […]

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CBRE can’t dodge Trilogy Funds case over $34.8M valuation
Real Estate 2021-12-15 9:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Commercial real estate giant CBRE Group has lost its bid to toss proceedings brought by fund manager Trilogy claiming the company negligently valued a Queensland […]

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‘Not a shred of evidence’: Judge questions appeal in HWL Ebsworth negligence suit
Appeals 2021-11-25 9:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned property developer PPK Group’s challenge to the dismissal of its long-running negligence case against HWL Ebsworth over the $25.5 million sale […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-10-07 11:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in the Queensland floods class action have asked the High Court to overturn a judgment which found dam operator Seqwater was not liable […]

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Seqwater wins appeal in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-09-08 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Water supplier and dam operator Seqwater has won its high-stakes challenge to a ruling finding it liable for the 2011 Queensland floods and sticking it […]

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Law firm can’t get fees after ‘dishonourable conduct’ toward clients
Business of Law 2021-09-03 10:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell was not entitled to the bulk of $165,000 in legal fees charged […]

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Appeal dismissed in dispute over $81.8M Parklea Markets sale
Appeals 2021-08-18 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney retail personality Con Constantine has lost an appeal seeking to bolster a $4.25 million judgment in his favour over the $81.8 million Parklea Markets […]

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