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Maddocks fights $13M judgment, says negligence was ‘marginal’
Professional Negligence 2022-06-20 9:42 pm By Sam Matthews

Appealing a $13 million damages judgment for negligent advice to a former client that allegedly led to a botched sale and administration, law firm Maddocks […]

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‘Regime has provided access to justice’: Judge OKs $56.3M Colonial class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-20 2:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $56.3 million settlement in a class action against wealth manager Colonial First State that will see Maurice Blackburn […]

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Peter Dutton takes ‘rape apologist’ defamation case to High Court
Defamation 2022-06-20 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has asked the High Court to overturn an appeals court judgment that found a tweet labelling him a “rape apologist” was […]

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7-Eleven class action funder wins first-ever interim payment from settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-17 4:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has granted a litigation funder for two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven an interim payment to cover its costs ahead of a ruling […]

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Albanese government welcomes class action funder’s defeat of MIS regulation
Class Actions 2022-06-17 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The federal government said Friday it would consider the implications of an appeals court’s finding that the managed investment scheme structure was unsuited to class […]

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Legal privilege over jab mandate advice waived with counsel’s failure to object, court says
Coronavirus 2022-06-17 9:57 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has ruled that a senior Queensland police official waived legal professional privilege during cross examination, allowing the plaintiffs in a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination […]

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‘Parlous situation’: Mascot Towers owners file court bid to sell troubled buildings
Construction 2022-06-17 4:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Owners of Sydney’s Mascot Towers are facing a “parlous situation” as they file an urgent court bid to sell the two buildings after $16 million […]

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RIP MIS: Funders, lawyers hail end of ‘ill-fitting’ regime for class actions
Class Actions 2022-06-16 11:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ruling by the Full Federal Court that funded class actions are not managed investment schemes marks the end of an ill-considered regime enacted by […]

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Full Court finds class actions are not managed investment schemes
Class Actions 2022-06-16 10:43 am By Cindy Cameronne

In a significant victory for litigation funders, the Full Federal Court has found that funded class actions are not managed investment schemes subject to regulatory […]

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Judge hits pause on ATO’s bid to sink Jan Cameron tax suit
Tax 2022-06-16 3:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit pause on the ATO’s application for summary judgment in proceedings launched by ex-Bellamy’s Australia director Jan Cameron seeking declarations that a […]

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