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Court urges investigation into SMSF advisor’s ‘calculated deception’
Financial Services 2020-05-12 2:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge will ask the NSW Attorney General to launch a criminal or regulatory investigation into a Hunter Valley-based financial advisor whose alleged fraudulent conduct […]

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Damage to Sarah Hanson-Young’s reputation just the ‘cut and thrust of politics’, Full Court told
Defamation 2020-05-11 6:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Politicians are “rarely nice to each other” and go out of their way to harm the reputation of others, a lawyer for former Senator David […]

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Australia Post must pay damages after firing manager in face of union threats
Employment 2020-01-16 4:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has found Australia Post breached the employment contract of a compensation manager dismissed after “likely” threats by the CEPU resulted in the cancellation […]

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Leyonhjelm hires new lawyer as he appeals $120,000 defamation award to Sarah Hanson-Young
Defamation 2020-01-08 2:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former senator David Leyonhjelm is appealing a ruling that socked him with a $120,000 damages bill in a defamation case brought by Greens Senator Sarah […]

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Leyonhjelm used settlement offer to ‘attack’ Sarah Hanson-Young, court hears
Defamation 2019-12-17 10:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former senator David Leyonhjelm used a settlement offer as another platform to attack Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young ahead of her win in a defamation case, […]

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‘Pride and obstinacy’: Judge says Leyonhjelm got ‘locked’ into false claim, awards Hanson-Young $120,000
Defamation 2019-11-25 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has been awarded $120,000 in damages after suing former senator David Leyonhjelm, with a judge finding there was no justification for […]

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Lloyd’s loses bid for quick dismissal of NAB’s $655M insurance lawsuit
Insurance 2019-09-23 8:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three syndicates of Lloyd’s London have failed in their bid to toss a case brought by National Australia Bank seeking £357 million ($655 million) in […]

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Senior partner denies deliberate delay in trial over rejected $4.45M Westpac settlement
Legal Ethics 2019-08-20 8:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior partner at a Sydney-based law firm has denied he made a “deliberate decision” to withhold advice from a former client suing for alleged […]

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Google gets contempt of court charge set aside in case over defamatory reviews
Defamation 2019-08-13 9:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

A contempt of court prosecution ordered against Google for failing to immediately remove allegedly defamatory online reviews has been thrown out, with a judge saying […]

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‘Bad example of the litigation process’: senior partner faces trial for rejecting $4.45M Westpac settlement
Legal Ethics 2019-08-05 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior partner at a Sydney-based law firm has defended advice he gave five former clients suing over what they say was breach of duties […]

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