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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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Banks defeat mid-trial request by ex-Dick Smith directors for financial reports
Class Actions March 24, 2020 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank and HSBC, which are suing the liquidators of collapsed retailer Dick Smith to recoup over $125 million in loans, have successfully fought […]

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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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Judge scolds parties for delaying funder’s landmark appeal by three months
Appeals March 5, 2020 1:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has had its appeal of a groundbreaking ruling that put it on the hook for security for costs in a Fair […]

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Solicitors ordered to look for missing phone of deceased class action lawyer
Class Actions March 3, 2020 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has directed solicitors for deceased lawyer and funder Mark Elliott to search for his missing mobile phone, which is wanted for potential evidence […]

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‘I never liked common fund orders anyway’: Judge gives thumbs up to High Court ruling
Class Actions February 28, 2020 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A  judge overseeing a shareholder class action against collapsed engineering group RCR Tomlinson has said goodbye to the common fund order in the case while […]

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High Court declines to weigh in on insurance coverage for $6M class action settlement
Insurance February 14, 2020 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined two insurers’ request for review of a decision that left them on the hook for covering part of a $6 […]

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Dick Smith class actions headed for March trial after mediation fails
Class Actions February 10, 2020 11:00 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will head to trial in March, after a failed attempt to resolve the long-running dispute […]

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Harris Scarfe receivers get more time to hunt for buyer
Restructuring & Insolvency January 14, 2020 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has given the receivers for Harris Scarfe four more months to find buyers for 39 of the struggling department store chain’s […]

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