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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions March 26, 2020 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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Judge says funder can’t have cut of Banksia receivers $5.5M settlement with insurer
Class Actions March 26, 2020 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder controlled by recently deceased class action lawyer Mark Elliott has lost its bid for a 12.5 per cent commission of a $5.5 […]

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Mark Elliott’s Blackberry found, judge orders search of phone for evidence in Banksia class action
Class Actions March 26, 2020 1:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The hunt for the missing Blackberry of deceased class action lawyer and funder Mark Elliott is over, and the located phone will now be examined […]

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Litigating in the age of coronavirus: The Dick Smith trial goes virtual
Trials March 20, 2020 7:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When you think of high-stakes commercial litigation, a courtroom packed with a small army of barristers and solicitors, sharp cross-talk, and a hailstorm of complex […]

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Four law firms send staff home amid coronavirus fears
Business of Law March 12, 2020 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The number of law firms forcing staff to work remotely in response to concerns about exposure to the new coronavirus has grown, with four firms […]

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Melco must produce docs to Crown Resorts inquiry, appeals court says
White Collar March 12, 2020 10:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hong Kong-based casino group Melco Resorts must hand over documents claimed to be privileged to a NSW public inquiry into James Packer’s Crown Resorts, with […]

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Judge orders graphic warning for Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh products
Class Actions March 6, 2020 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to include a graphic warning on the patient information leaflets and instructions for use that accompany four of its […]

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Clayton Utz reopens Sydney office after employee’s wife cleared of coronavirus
Business of Law March 6, 2020 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Staff at the Sydney office of Clayton Utz can return to work Monday after the law firm sent employees home last week amid concerns that […]

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Rural Funds wants $625,000 in damages from US short seller Bonitas
Securities March 6, 2020 12:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Agricultural fund management firm Rural Funds Management is seeking over $625,000 in damages from US short seller Bonitas Research, which was found by the NSW […]

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Clayton Utz sends staff home amid coronavirus concerns
Business of Law March 5, 2020 5:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm Clayton Utz has sent staff at its Sydney office home amid concerns that one of its employees may have been exposed to the […]

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