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Worker ‘heavily medicated’ during settlement can’t amend case against law firms
Employment 2021-08-24 2:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IT specialist who claims he was was “heavily medicated” when settling Fair Work Commission claims has lost a bid to amend his pleadings in […]

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Soul Pattinson seeks to appeal $1.1M ruling for former finance director
Employment 2021-02-09 6:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investment house Washington H. Soul Pattinson is fighting a ruling that it owes its former finance director over $1.1 million in damages after the ASX […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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SBS pays nothing to settle defamation lawsuit by Alan Jones
Defamation 2021-01-08 9:56 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Shock jock Alan Jones has reached a settlement in his defamation lawsuit against SBS and The Feed presenter Alex Lee over a television segment that […]

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Shock jock Alan Jones sues SBS, presenter Alex Lee for defamation
Defamation 2020-10-14 9:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Conservative talkback host Alan Jones has filed a defamation suit against public broadcaster SBS over a “tribute” aired on ‘The Feed’ which labelled him as […]

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Proportionality no basis to deny fees in $7M QRxPharma class action settlement, judge says
Class Actions 2020-09-29 3:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved a $7 million settlement in a class action against the directors of pharmaceutical company QRxPharma, only a third of which will […]

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Funder will take loss in $7M QRxPharma class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-09-23 3:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funder backing a shareholder class action against the directors of pharmaceutical firm QRxPharma will not seek to profit from a $7 million settlement in […]

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Soul Pattinson director wins $1.1M in termination case
Employment 2020-09-10 9:22 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A former director of investment house Washington H. Soul Pattinson has won a damages payout of over $1.1 million after a court found that the […]

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‘Not an idle or disinterested bystander’: Funder hit with costs for failed real estate case
Real Estate 2020-05-27 7:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has ruled that a litigation funder backing an unsuccessful real estate lawsuit by two broke plaintiffs must cover the legal costs after finding […]

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Liquidator must personally pay litigation costs for ‘unreasonable’ behaviour, court says
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-08 7:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A liquidator who ‘provoked litigation’ must personally pay the costs of the proceedings brought by a creditor of defunct company Azmac because of his ‘unreasonable’ […]

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