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ASIC spent $1.8M on failed Westpac responsible lending case
Financial Services 2020-08-07 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission spent over $1.8 million in taxpayer funds investigating and prosecuting its now failed responsible lending case against Westpac. The […]

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Hytera can’t ‘repackage’ deputy director as lay witness to avoid evidence rules on relevance
Intellectual Property 2020-08-06 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that Hytera Communications cannot “repackage” evidence given by one of its deputy directors to avoid rules about opinion evidence while defending […]

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Corrs ‘mistake’ doesn’t doom ‘potentially quite significant’ evidence in Ford class action
Class Actions 2020-08-05 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has granted a mid-trial bid to bring in “potentially quite significant” new evidence in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective […]

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Gilbert + Tobin faces appeal by Sydney businessman Charif Kazal
Appeals 2020-08-03 1:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sydney businessmen Charif and Tarek Kazal have appealed a ruling that found their claims against Gilbert + Tobin over an alleged dishonest scheme to rob […]

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Lawyer loses sexual harassment appeal after urging court to just think of him as ‘Mr Darcy’
Employment 2020-07-27 11:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lawyer who argued his conduct towards a paralegal was not sexual harassment but a display of ardent affection akin to ‘Mr Darcy’ in ‘Pride […]

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ASIC won’t appeal Westpac responsible lending case to High Court
Financial Services 2020-07-22 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC has dropped its fight with Westpac over the bank’s financial assessment of home loan borrowers following political pressure, citing the “challenging economic circumstances”. The […]

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Hytera loses latest bid to vacate Motorola trial over worries about witnesses catching coronavirus
Intellectual Property 2020-07-14 7:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hytera Communications has lost its latest attempt to adjourn an upcoming virtual trial in a copyright case brought by rival Motorola, despite concerns by the […]

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Judge grapples with ‘most complicated’ adjournment bid in Hytera, Motorola dispute
Intellectual Property 2020-07-09 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hytera Communications argued it should be granted a late-stage bid to postpone its copyright trial with Motorola Solutions, in what a judge called “the most […]

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‘Let down’ by own lawyers: Family of MH17 victim wins appeal after being shut out of class action
Class Actions 2020-07-07 10:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The parents of an Australian national who was killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have successfully appealed a decision blocking them from participating in the […]

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‘Disruptive and unsatisfactory’: Hytera slammed for late stage bid to adjourn copyright trial
Intellectual Property 2020-07-03 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola has slammed Chinese radio manufacturer Hytera’s “disruptive and unsatisfactory” request to adjourn a highly anticipated copyright trial over the alleged theft of source code […]

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