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‘Horribly offensive’: Peter Dutton tells court of hurt at rape apologist tweet
Trials 2021-10-06 3:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Defence minister Peter Dutton has given evidence of his “hurt” at trial in a defamation case over a tweet accusing him of being a rape […]

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‘Curious choice’ to sue PwC and not Baker McKenzie, judge says
Accounting 2021-09-13 2:00 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Chinese lender Aoyin must pay PricewaterhouseCoopers’ legal costs for a vacated trial after Aoyin’s eleventh hour decision to join Baker McKenzie to a $10 million […]

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Law firms say more COVID-19 cost cutting measures not on the cards
Business of Law 2021-09-09 9:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

When COVID-19 first hit Australia, law firms braced for the major disruption that the pandemic and resulting lockdowns would cause to business. Many of the […]

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Firms get creative to help locked-down lawyers stay connected
Business of Law 2021-08-27 11:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

With the Delta variant of the coronavirus thrusting Australia’s largest cities back into a protracted lockdown, lawyers forced to return to remote work for the […]

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Law firm would have had onus of proof in Arrium cross-claim defence, judge says
Business of Law 2021-08-19 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills this week escaped a cross-claim that its advice made it liable for the alleged losses of Arrium’s lenders, but the judge who […]

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PwC to face misleading conduct claim over advice to Chinese lender
Financial Services 2021-08-17 11:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found PwC should face a claim that it engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct while assisting Chinese lender Aoyin with its planned […]

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Banks lose cases against directors over $2.8B collapse of steel giant Arrium
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-08-17 12:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed two cases brought by the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and other lenders against directors of the failed steel giant Arrium, saying he […]

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Baker McKenzie negligent in advising on Chinese lender’s failed Aussie launch, court hears
Professional negligence 2021-08-11 3:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Baker McKenzie has been accused of negligence in a cross claim by Chinese lender Aoyin, which faces a lawsuit by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers for unpaid […]

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Judge blasts ‘absurd’ terms in pelvic mesh class action settlement offer
Class Actions 2021-08-06 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has slammed an “absurd” class action settlement offer made by pelvic mesh device maker Astora Women’s Health that would require Shine Lawyers to […]

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In-N-Out Burger wants trade mark suit fast-tracked amid concerns over negative reviews
Intellectual Property 2021-08-04 7:08 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Popular American restaurant chain In-N-Out Burger is seeking to fast-track a trade mark lawsuit against an Australian food business which operates four “ghost kitchens”, citing […]

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