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‘Arrogant’ barristers in Banksia class action struck off roll, face criminal probe
Legal Ethics 2021-10-11 5:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers running the scandal-ridden Banksia class action have been struck from the roll of practitioners, will face criminal investigation and must pay group members $11.7 […]

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ANZ wins access to JPMorgan settlement chats in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement has granted ANZ’s bid for unredacted documents which the bank says will […]

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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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Arrium directors’ examination for class action not abuse of process, High Court told
High Court 2021-10-07 5:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two shareholders of failed steel giant Arrium have told the High Court that granting their bid to grill former directors of the company would not […]

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Ex-Dick Smith CFO to appeal $43M victory for NAB
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-10-07 6:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Dick Smith’s former CFO will appeal a $43 million judgment in favour of National Australia Bank over his role in the retailer’s collapse. In a […]

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Honda dealers win discovery for possible lawsuit over decision to ditch dealership model
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-29 11:38 am By Miklos Bolza

Two former Honda dealers have won a bid for preliminary discovery against Honda Australia to pursue a potential consumer lawsuit over the car maker’s decision […]

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Funder’s critical intervention in liquidator’s case leaves it on hook for costs
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-24 2:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has issued a stern warning to litigation funders seeking to take a “gamble” on pending court proceedings, ruling they could be held liable […]

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Judge won’t let two class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte run in parallel
Class Actions 2021-09-22 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an application by the plaintiffs in two class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte to run their cases side-by-side, but said […]

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Class action mediation ‘pointless’ without unregistered group member data, Pitcher Partners says
Class Actions 2021-09-22 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused a bid by accounting firms Pitcher Partners and EY to access share trading data of unregistered group members in a securities […]

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Sam Newman, Donald Scott settle defamation suit over iconic AFL pic
Defamation 2021-09-20 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A defamation case brought by former footy show host Sam Newman and AFL veteran Donald Scott against sports photographer Wayne Ludbey over comments made about […]

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