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‘Threat of a heavy sanction’: Shareholder slams opt-out notice in AMP class action
Appeals May 25, 2020 8:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A proposed notice to eligible group members in Maurice Blackburn’s class action against AMP over its fees for no services scandal threatened to bar unregistered […]

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Casual workers win big in leave entitlements test case
Employment May 20, 2020 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major blow to Australian businesses, the Full Federal Court has ruled that casual employees who work regular shifts are entitled to paid annual, […]

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Sports betting companies lose challenge to $3.8M judgment
Appeals May 12, 2020 6:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has dealt Classic Bet and Best Bet a loss in their challenge to a $3.8 million judgment in a contractual dispute related […]

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Class mulls options for talking to jailed Crown employees after appeals court defeat
Class Actions April 22, 2020 6:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts is considering alternative options for examining 18 former jailed employees after an appeals court […]

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DLA Piper admits to breaching disclosure obligations in $466,000 costs dispute
Intellectual Property March 23, 2020 12:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A dispute over approximately $466,000 in unpaid legal costs has been sent to the Victorian Supreme Court after DLA Piper admitted it breached its disclosure […]

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‘Manifestly excessive’ $238,000 defamation payout to childcare worker tossed on appeal
Defamation March 4, 2020 5:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Sydney-based childcare centre that sent an allegedly defamatory email to 35 people has won its appeal of a $238,000 damages award, with an appeals […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner can’t block King & Wood Mallesons from acting for former firm
Appeals January 7, 2020 10:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Norton Rose Fulbright partner has lost his bid to block King & Wood Mallesons and two barristers from representing the law firm in […]

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Crown wins challenge to ‘impermissible’ order letting jailed staff talk to class action firm
Class Actions January 22, 2020 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Crown Resorts has successfully challenged a ruling allowing law firm Maurice Blackburn to communicate with 18 formerly jailed employees to gather evidence in its shareholder […]

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‘Pride and obstinacy’: Judge says Leyonhjelm got ‘locked’ into false claim, awards Hanson-Young $120,000
Defamation November 25, 2019 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has been awarded $120,000 in damages after suing former senator David Leyonhjelm, with a judge finding there was no justification for […]

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Leyonhjelm hires new lawyer as he appeals $120,000 defamation award to Sarah Hanson-Young
Defamation January 8, 2020 2:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former senator David Leyonhjelm is appealing a ruling that socked him with a $120,000 damages bill in a defamation case brought by Greens Senator Sarah […]

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