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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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‘A disappointing result’: Judge approves $25M settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-17 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a “disappointing” $25 million settlement in long-running class action litigation over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith with claims worth […]

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Late opt outs imperil $138M IAG ‘junk insurance’ class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-03-12 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of late opt out notices by group members in a class action over IAG insurance, who were egged on in part by a […]

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CBA says ‘non-existent’ chance it will make admissions in ASIC’s conflicted remuneration case
Financial Services 2021-03-11 7:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has told a judge there’s no chance it will admit to ASIC’s allegations that it accepted conflicted remuneration through the […]

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‘Insureds are not only risks; they are people’: Judge slams TAL’s treatment of cancer patient’s claim
Chief Justice James Allsop 2021-03-10 10:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In another victory for ASIC in a case stemming from the banking royal commission, a judge has ruled that TAL Life Limited breached the Insurance […]

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GetSwift wins appeal bid to disqualify judge from class action
Appeals 2021-03-05 10:38 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

GetSwift has triumphed in its bid to disqualify a judge who refused to recuse himself from hearing a shareholder class action against the logistics software […]

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Fuji Xerox loses bid to throw out ACCC’s case over small biz contracts
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-04 7:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss proceedings brought by the ACCC against office supply company Fuji Xerox over allegedly unfair contracts with small businesses. […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills says Arrium lenders ‘a million miles away’ from properly run case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-04 6:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has attacked a lawsuit brought by a group of lenders against collapsed steel giant Arrium, rejecting claims that $430 million […]

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Former Arrium group treasurer rejects liquidators’ ‘infected’ insolvency case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-03-03 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former group treasurer of collapsed steel giant Arrium has hit back at claims brought by the company’s liquidators that it was trading while insolvent, […]

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Full Court to hear CUB dispute with ATO over 1,500 tax docs
Appeals 2021-03-03 10:10 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Carlton United Breweries has appealed a ruling ordering it to hand over almost 1,500 documents to the Commissioner of Taxation relating to an audit of […]

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