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Slater & Gordon pushes back against ‘onerous’ discovery in Arnold Bloch Leibler class action
Class Actions 2021-04-16 3:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Slater & Gordon has argued discovery is becoming “unduly onerous” in a cross-claim filed by Arnold Bloch Leibler in a class action accusing the law […]

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‘The game is not worth the candle’: Judge says oral discovery in 7-Eleven class action a waste of time
Class Actions 2021-04-01 5:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Courts have power to order oral discovery of potential witnesses ahead of trial, according to the judge overseeing two 7-Eleven class actions by franchisees, but […]

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Wolf of Wall Street wannabe cops 10-year ban for ‘serious’ disregard for compliance
Financial Services 2021-03-18 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of now defunct foreign exchange and derivative trader Forex Capital Trading has been banned from providing financial services for 10 years after ASIC […]

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Full Court dashes Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s hopes of saving ‘community bank’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-03-11 4:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has lost its appeal of a ruling that revoked its 22-year-old ‘community bank’ trade mark, with the Full Federal Court agreeing […]

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Appeal filed after judge rejects bid for oral discovery in 7-Eleven class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-09 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two class actions against 7-Eleven have appealed a decision rejecting the very first Federal Court application for oral discovery, which would […]

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GetSwift wins appeal bid to disqualify judge from class action
Appeals 2021-03-05 10:38 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

GetSwift has triumphed in its bid to disqualify a judge who refused to recuse himself from hearing a shareholder class action against the logistics software […]

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Avoiding ‘dangers’ of GetSwift approach, judge will jointly hear class actions over Slater & Gordon advice
Class Actions 2021-03-05 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing two class actions over legal and accounting advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous Quindell acquisition has said he will hear […]

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Group members to get more than half of $37.75M Estia class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-03-02 3:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

More than half of the $37.75 million settlement reached in a shareholder class action against aged care provider Estia Health will be left for distribution […]

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New evidentiary tool on cards as 7-Eleven class action judge hears first ever oral discovery bid
Class Actions 2021-02-19 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has heard a landmark application for pre-trial oral discovery that could create another tool […]

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$37.75M settlement reached in Estia Health class action
Class Actions 2021-02-16 12:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A $37.75 million settlement has been reached in a shareholder class action against Estia Health that accused the aged care provider of failing to disclose […]

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