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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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Arrest warrant issued for Forum founder Bill Papas
White Collar 2021-10-20 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Forum Finance founder Bill Papas for contempt of court for allegedly transferring $720,000 out of one […]

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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test case
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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Zoom fatigue hits barristers hard as COVID-19 keeps courts online
Feature 2021-09-21 9:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The migration to the digital courtroom is taking its toll on the nation’s barristers, who face increased challenges and levels of fatigue from the mental […]

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With no encouragement from parties, 7-Eleven class action judge appoints contradictor
Class Actions 2021-09-20 3:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite claims the $98 million settlement did not warrant a contradictor’s scrutiny, a judge has appointed a contradictor to represent the interests of group members […]

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Hancock Prospecting loses bid for expanded trial in Rinehart family feud
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-13 3:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has failed to persuade a court to hold an expanded separate trial on the alleged wrongdoing of the mining magnate in […]

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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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$19.6M legal bill in 7-Eleven class actions doesn’t warrant contradictor, court told
Class Actions 2021-08-24 4:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A $19.6 million legal bill racked up by the law firm behind two 7-Eleven class actions accusing the convenience store chain of misleading franchisees did […]

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Hancock Prospecting avoids $3M discovery hit
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-18 4:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has avoided a discovery order that would cost an estimated $3 million to comply with, with a judge instead ordering that […]

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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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