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Law firm can’t get fees after ‘dishonourable conduct’ toward clients
Business of Law 2021-09-03 10:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell was not entitled to the bulk of $165,000 in legal fees charged […]

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Banks lose cases against directors over $2.8B collapse of steel giant Arrium
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-08-17 12:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed two cases brought by the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and other lenders against directors of the failed steel giant Arrium, saying he […]

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HWL Ebsworth, Vannin targeted in latest dispute over Queensland Nickel joint venture
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-08-16 2:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three Clive Palmer-owned companies have filed a breach of trust lawsuit against HWL Ebsworth, funder Vannin Capital and the liquidators of Queensland Nickel attempting to […]

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Ashurst beefs up financial regulation team with consumer credit ace from HWL Ebsworth
Financial Services 2021-08-16 7:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Ashurst is expanding its financial regulation practice with the appointment of consumer credit expert Hong-Viet Nguyen from HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. Nguyen joined Ashurst on Monday […]

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Corestaff can’t get insurer to cover future class action judgment
Insurance 2021-08-12 10:19 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has ruled that labour hire firm CoreStaff cannot rely on its professional indemnity insurance to cover judgment against it in an employment class […]

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Plastic surgeon wins $450,000 in damages for ‘online tirade of criticism’
Defamation 2021-08-11 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

A plastic surgeon who was subjected to an “online tirade of criticism, negative reviews and abuse” by a former patient has won $450,000 in defamation […]

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Two years is too long, says judge in Willis Towers Watson restraint of trade dispute
Employment 2021-08-03 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Financial services giant Willis Towers Watson ordered a former executive to lie to clients on his way out of the organisation and imposed an “unreasonable” […]

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Culture Kings steps out of the ring, resolves Mike Tyson suit over ‘misleading’ T-shirts
Intellectual Property 2021-07-29 1:42 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Streetwear retailer Culture Kings has resolved a lawsuit brought by former world boxing champion Mike Tyson alleging the company misled consumers by using his image […]

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ISignthis CEO John Karantzis takes ATO to court to get $4.2M shaved off tax bill
Tax 2021-07-19 10:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ISignthis CEO John Karantzis has filed court proceedings against the ATO seeking to have $4.2 million lopped off his tax bill for the 2015 financial […]

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Clive Palmer takes fight with Queensland Nickel liquidators over $102M debt to High Court
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-16 10:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Clive Palmer will seek special leave from the High Court to appeal a ruling from the Queensland Court of Appeal ordering him to return $102 […]

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