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Tandem class action members may have been misled by news about cross-claims, judge says
Class Actions 2021-04-07 5:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has found that news articles published in the Herald Sun, Daily Mail and The Australian may have given group members in a class […]

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Ex-Hendry Group CEO says she learned of misconduct allegations from board meeting minutes
Employment 2021-03-31 10:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former CEO of Hendry Group who claims the business consultancy suspended her after she complained of bullying and sex harassment has lashed out at […]

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Banksia silk’s refusal to give evidence while seeking to reopen defence ‘inexcusable’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-03-24 4:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allowing former senior barrister Norman O’Bryan to reopen his defence in the Banksia class action while “avoiding the witness box” was clearly prejudicial, and futile […]

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Banksia silk Norman O’Bryan signals possible appeal after failure to reopen defence
Legal Ethics 2021-03-18 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Once high-flying barrister Norman O’Bryan might seek to challenge a refusal by the judge overseeing the Banksia class action to revisit his abandoned defence and […]

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Funder of scandal-ridden Banksia class action expresses ‘remorse and regret’
Legal Ethics 2021-03-17 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funding company controlled by the late solicitor Mark Elliott has told a court of its “remorse and regret” for its misconduct in the […]

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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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Hendry Group says ex-CEO ousted because of ‘serious concerns’, not sex discrimination complaints
Employment 2021-03-17 4:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Business consultancy Hendry Group has told a court there was “no possible causal connection” between sex discrimination complaints brought by a former CEO and her […]

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Banksia class action funder’s son should not be punished for the sins of his father, judge told
Class Actions 2021-03-16 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia class action funder Mark Elliott was no Michael Corleone of the Godfather, and was not knowingly complicit in an alleged scheme […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan loses bid to reopen his defence in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2021-03-16 11:26 am By Christine Caulfield

Barrister Norman O’Bryan SC has failed in his last-ditch bid to reopen his defence in the Banksia class action to submit evidence he says shows […]

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Lawyers, funder in Banksia misconduct case could face $10M hit
Class Actions 2021-03-15 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the trial alleging fraud on the part of barristers and the funder behind a class action over Banksia Securities will be asked […]

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