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Divided appeals court says judge’s grilling of expert witness ‘quite involved’ but not excessive
Courts 2021-04-29 5:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has split on whether a judge’s grilling of an expert witnesses in a personal injury case was appropriate, with the dissenting judge […]

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Appeals court upholds minimal salary increases for public sector workers due to COVID-19
Employment 2021-04-26 6:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

NSW public sector employees have lost their bid for a 2.5 per cent salary increase, with an appeals court upholding a decision which found the […]

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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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With High Court leave, Arrium class action plaintiffs may get second chance to grill ex-director
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-11 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two shareholders of failed Arrium Group have secured leave from the High Court to challenge a ruling that nixed their planned examination of a former […]

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Arrium liquidators win fight over examination of director for potential class action
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-30 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for collapsed steel and mining giant Arrium have successfully appealed a court ruling permitting the examination of a former director for a possible shareholder […]

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Appeals court quashes guilty verdicts against former Leighton CFO Peter Gregg
Construction 2020-09-30 1:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Leighton Holdings chief financial officer Peter Gregg has won his appeal of convictions last year over an alleged sham contract with a steel supplier, […]

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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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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Ex-McCabe Curwood lawyer ordered to pay legal bill after ‘incompetent’ appeal
Article 2020-05-26 4:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former solicitor with McCabe Curwood has lost his attempt to overturn an order that he pay $36,000 in costs to his former employer, after […]

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‘An immediate conflict of interest’: Appeals court tosses opt out notices in AMP class action
Appeals 2020-06-04 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has vacated orders sending opt out and registration notices to shareholders in a class action against AMP after a successful challenge by […]

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