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HWL Ebsworth forced to hand over client file notes to ANZ whistleblower
Business of Law 2021-05-10 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth has been ordered to hand over file notes to a former client and whistleblower suing ANZ for unfair dismissal, with a judge rejecting […]

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Judge rejects 7-Eleven’s ‘risky’ bid for pre-trial ruling on objections to evidence
Class Actions 2021-05-03 9:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has shot down what he called a “risky” but novel proposal by 7-Eleven for a pre-trial ruling on sample objections to the relevance […]

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Lawyer’s meeting notes don’t belong to client, HWL Ebsworth tells court
Financial Services 2021-04-29 2:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A junior solicitor’s meeting notes during an ASIC investigation of ANZ did not belong to her client despite the lawyer billing for her attendance at […]

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‘The game is not worth the candle’: Judge says oral discovery in 7-Eleven class action a waste of time
Class Actions 2021-04-01 5:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Courts have power to order oral discovery of potential witnesses ahead of trial, according to the judge overseeing two 7-Eleven class actions by franchisees, but […]

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HWL Ebsworth docs sought by ANZ whistleblower could contain ‘golden nugget’, judge says
Employment 2021-03-31 3:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ruled that a former ANZ trader who alleges he was fired after complaining about rate-rigging at the bank can amend his lawsuit […]

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Appeal filed after judge rejects bid for oral discovery in 7-Eleven class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-09 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two class actions against 7-Eleven have appealed a decision rejecting the very first Federal Court application for oral discovery, which would […]

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ANZ to seek privilege over sacked trader’s client files held by HWL Ebsworth
Business of Law 2021-03-09 12:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ will fight to keep a sacked trader from accessing a client file held by HWL Ebsworth, citing privilege over the documents, a court has […]

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Priceline staring down class action by irate pharmacy franchisees
Franchise 2021-02-22 6:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmacy giant Priceline is the target of an “imminent” class action, with a group of dissatisfied franchisees accusing the company of exercising an “overly prescriptive” […]

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New evidentiary tool on cards as 7-Eleven class action judge hears first ever oral discovery bid
Class Actions 2021-02-19 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has heard a landmark application for pre-trial oral discovery that could create another tool […]

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Whistleblower laws don’t apply retrospectively, judge says in ANZ bank trader’s case
Employment 2020-12-11 5:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has thrown out the portion of a lawsuit brought by an ANZ trader who was sacked in 2015 that was brought under enhanced […]

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