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Arasor class action applicant can’t dodge funder’s legal bill after ‘shambolic’ handling of side dispute
Class Actions 2021-08-16 12:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead applicant in a settled shareholder class action against technology company Arasor can’t dodge funder International Litigation Partners’ costs, which it was ordered to […]

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Westpac confirmed as largest Forum creditor, as administrators near sale of unit
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-21 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Administrators have lined up a buyer for a Forum Group entity, as a first creditors meeting confirms Westpac has the largest claim to any recoveries […]

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Forum Group director stuck overseas after testing positive for COVID-19, court hears
Financial Services 2021-07-15 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of the Forum Group companies accused of a $360 million fraud involving at least three major banks can’t return to Australia from Greece […]

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Forum Finance placed in liquidation, with ‘peripatetic’ director still abroad
Financial Services 2021-07-09 3:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered the winding up of Forum Finance, which has been accused by Westpac and French investment bank Societe Generale of a […]

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Liquidators of S&P class action plaintiff win strikeout bid in spat over funder’s agreements
Class Actions 2021-06-08 4:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has gutted a defence and counterclaim filed by the biggest unitholder in investment fund Vale in a battle with a litigation funder and […]

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Injunction granted in branch stacking case against Labor MP
Policy and Regulation 2021-03-19 4:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian Labor MP Marlene Kairouz has won an injunction temporarily blocking the Labor Party from bringing branch stacking charges against her. Kairouz filed a lawsuit […]

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In law firm trade mark battle, reputation in Melbourne merger work is key, court told
Intellectual Property 2021-02-19 2:37 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two law firms locked in a courtroom battle over their ‘C’ trade marks made up of concentric circles will move to mediation after one of […]

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Court shoots down Prime Trust liquidators’ bid for global proof of debt to compensate unitholders
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-18 2:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidators of retirement village group Australian Property Custodian Holdings, which went into administration in 2010 owing $948 million, have had their proposal to compensate unitholders […]

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Labor party slammed for ‘draconian’ laws in Victorian MP’s branch stacking case
Policy and Regulation 2021-02-17 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victorian Labor MP accused of branch stacking has attacked the charges against her as invalid, telling the Victoria Supreme Court that they were brought […]

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Labor MP files lawsuit against ALP over branch stacking claims
Policy and Regulation 2021-02-09 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian Labor MP Marlene Kairouz has filed a lawsuit against the national executive of her own party after she was accused of promoting branch stacking. […]

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