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Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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Former Leighton COO David Savage arrested as AFP bribery sting continues
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-01-12 3:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Federal Police have arrested a second former high ranking executive associated with Leighton Holdings as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged foreign […]

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‘We have to get this case moving’: Judge orders indictment be filed in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 12:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court judge who is now overseeing a high stakes criminal cartel case against several investment banks and individuals over a $2.5 billion ANZ […]

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Banksia funder’s son would have confided in friend had he known of dad’s deception, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-11 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of the funder behind a class action at the centre of scandalous misconduct claims says he would have sought advice from a family […]

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‘I didn’t put two and two together’: Lawyer says he never caught on to misconduct in Banksia case
Class Actions 2020-12-09 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Solicitor Alex Elliott has said it never clicked with him that members of the legal team running the Banksia class action were misleading an appeals […]

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Slater & Gordon strikes out bullying cross-claim in client poaching case
Employment 2020-12-09 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon has won a bid to strike out parts of a cross-claim seeking injury compensation for alleged bullying at the law firm brought […]

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Routine email destruction ‘bombshell’ on eve of Banksia funder’s death just a ruse, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-08 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder accused of a fraudulent scheme to pocket inflated fees from the Banksia Securities class action produced less than 200 documents to the contradictor […]

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Banks plead not guilty as ANZ cartel case heads to trial in Federal Court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three banks have been committed to stand trial after pleading not guilty to criminal charges stemming from an alleged cartel agreement reached in a $2.5 […]

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Kogan hit with $350,000 penalty for misleading TAXTIME promotion
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-07 1:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online retailer Kogan has been hit with a $350,000 penalty for misleading customers during its 2018 TAXTIME promotion by offering discounts on products whose prices […]

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Banksia funder’s son says threat to scrap $64M class action settlement ‘didn’t feel right’
Class Actions 2020-12-03 5:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia Securities class action funder Mark Elliott questioned his father on whether it was “right” to rip up a $64 million settlement […]

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