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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability 2020-05-07 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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Ex-Directed Electronics manager dropped lawyers mid-trial in ‘tactical’ move, court hears
Intellectual Property 2020-05-04 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Directed Electronics has slammed a decision by one of its former managers to switch lawyers in the middle of a trial over alleged corporate theft, […]

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Law firm accused of pressuring ex-Qantas employee to settle workers comp claim
Employment 2020-05-01 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former customer service manager for Qantas who claims to suffer from severe depression and anxiety has brought allegations of disability discrimination against Maurice Blackburn, […]

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K&L Gates sued by former clients after $3M court loss over real estate joint venture
Real Estate 2020-05-01 8:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm K&L Gates has been hit with a $3 million lawsuit by former clients alleging breaches of duty of care and fiduciary duties after […]

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Halifax liquidators’ decision to not realise investments gets court backing
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-27 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The liquidators of defunct stockbroker Halifax are justified in their decision to refrain from realising existing investments over the protests of some investors, until substantive […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Cruise company settles lawsuit against government over COVID-19 ban
Transportation & Infrastructure 2020-04-16 5:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Cruise company Australian Pacific Touring has settled a lawsuit brought against the Federal Government challenging an order forcing foreign-owned cruise ships out of Australian waters […]

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Coronavirus drags the legal profession into the 21st century
Business of Law 2020-04-06 8:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The coronavirus has forged changes in the legal profession that will outlast the pandemic itself, leading to greater flexibility and efficiencies in an industry steeped […]

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Innovation in the time of COVID-19: How the legal industry is helping clients in a global pandemic
Business of Law 2020-04-03 5:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

As law firms and funders scramble to keep up with COVID-19’s impact on the legal landscape, some have gone above and beyond in creating new […]

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