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Boral execs can’t dodge Setka case over dropped blackmail charges
Construction 2020-10-07 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Boral executives have failed in their bid to shut down a false imprisonment and malicious prosecution lawsuit brought by union heavyweight John Setka relating […]

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Pitcher Partners says class, funder should foot the bill for flurry of cross-claims
Class Actions 2020-10-07 2:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Pitcher Partners says the lead applicant in a discontinued class action over its auditing of Slater and Gordon should cover the costs for cross-claims it […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott was ‘de facto’ solicitor for Banksia class action, judge told
Class Actions 2020-10-06 4:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott was complicit in a plan by his late father to mislead the court and group members in the Banksia class action, to […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Banksia judge to hear case against lawyer Alex Elliott after appeals court nixes recusal bid
Appeals 2020-10-02 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dismissed a second bid by lawyer Alex Elliott to have the judge overseeing the Banksia class action disqualified from hearing claims […]

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Freedom Foods takes US almond giant to court over souring milk deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-01 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian food manufacturer Freedom Foods has taken US almond supplier Blue Diamond to court over a disputed licencing deal under which it sells Almond Breeze […]

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Elliott doesn’t have to give ‘full and frank’ explanation of alleged role in Banksia fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-09-23 9:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An appeals court has set aside an order requiring Alex Elliott, the son of the funder behind the Banksia securities class action, to give a […]

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Banksia judge orders Alex Elliott to reveal financial interests in father’s companies
Class Actions 2020-09-15 7:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Alex Elliott, the son of former Banksia Securities class action lawyer Mark Elliott, must hand over documents revealing his financial interests in his father’s litigation […]

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‘An indulgence’: Judge rejects stay as Alex Elliott appeals recusal loss in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-09-09 2:31 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing professional misconduct claims against lawyers in the Banksia class action has denied Alex Elliott’s request to stay the case against him while […]

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Banksia judge appeared to take ‘very dim view’ of lawyer Alex Elliott, court told
Class Actions 2020-09-02 9:42 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing professional misconduct claims against lawyers in the Banksia class action appeared to express “a very dim view” of Alex Elliott, the son […]

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