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Lawyer’s muffin eating was irrelevant to personal costs order, appeals court says
Appeals 2022-06-29 5:02 pm By Sam Matthews

An appeals court has ruled that a judge was not justified in slapping two lawyers with personal costs, finding she should not have considered alleged […]

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CBRE offered to pay $600,000 before winning $20M negligent valuation case
Professional Negligence 2022-06-10 1:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A court has handed CBRE indemnity costs for successfully defending a negligent land valuation lawsuit by defunct fund manager City Pacific after it had offered […]

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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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CBRE wins appeal over allegedly negligent $27.3M valuation
Real Estate 2022-04-13 9:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Real estate giant CBRE Group has won its appeal in a dispute with defunct fund manager City Pacific, which claimed the company negligently valued a […]

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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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Airbags class action judge failed to grapple with ‘unknowable’ explosion risk, appeals court hears
Class Actions 2022-03-29 11:01 pm By Sam Matthews

The plaintiff in a class action against Volkswagen over allegedly deadly Takata airbags has told an appeals court his case was misunderstood by the trial […]

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Barrister who sexually harassed clerk has suffered enough, appeals court says
Business of Law 2021-12-22 2:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales Bar Association has lost an appeal seeking a financial penalty and a professional reprimand against a Sydney barrister for his “poorly […]

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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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Murray Darling Basin Authority fails again to limit class action liability
Appeals 2021-10-12 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Murray Darling Basin Authority can’t rely on defences claiming it is a “public or other authority” to limit the liability of a class action […]

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