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Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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Facebook, Instagram waived right to arbitrate startup’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-23 6:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have lost a bid to shut down a lawsuit brought by an Australian social media startup, with a judge finding […]

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South Australia may face class action over lockdown based on pizza shop lie
Coronavirus 2020-11-24 12:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of South Australia is facing a possible class action over a restrictive six-day lockdown that was lifted after two days when it was […]

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Ex-Linchpin Capital director can’t put disqualification challenge on ice
Financial Services 2020-11-16 3:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former director of defunct financial services company Linchpin Capital, who is facing a class action as well as civil penalty proceedings by ASIC, can’t […]

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Trendy Aussie handbag not a work of artistic craftsmanship, court rules
Intellectual Property 2020-11-10 12:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian maker of a trendy neoprene handbag sold at high-end retailers has lost a copyright lawsuit over alleged knockoffs, with a judge finding the […]

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Surfstitch class action lawyers accused of breaching duties to shareholders
Class Actions 2020-10-22 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The lawyers behind two class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch breached their duties to act in the best interests of shareholders, and their conduct should […]

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Ernst & Young can’t rely on privilege against self-incrimination in LM Investment lawsuit
Financial Services 2020-10-22 9:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that auditor Ernst & Young cannot rely on the privilege against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought over its audits of failed […]

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Melbourne solicitor hits Nine with defamation lawsuit over Gatto photo
Defamation 2020-10-07 12:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne-based solicitor has filed a defamation lawsuit against Nine Entertainment over a photograph used in an article about underworld figure Mick Gatto. Martin Amad […]

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Judge slashes security request in $46M Quintis insurance dispute
Class Actions 2020-07-13 8:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has cut a request a security for costs in half in insurance rectification proceedings stemming from two class against sandalwood producer Quintis, saying […]

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Witness in ex-Quintis director’s trial must give evidence in person, judge says
White Collar 2020-06-23 5:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a defeat to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, a judge has found a key witness in the trial against former Quintis director Frank […]

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