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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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Mills Oakley sued for falling prey to $1M email scam
Real Estate 2020-04-30 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm Mills Oakley and a firm partner are facing a lawsuit alleging they violated their duty of care by transferring nearly $1 million in […]

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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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Virgin administration could push the boundaries of corporations law
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-23 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Voluntary administration was the only option for Virgin, and the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the airline’s decline could present a unique opportunity for the administrators to […]

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Court limits ‘fishing’ in ousted Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case
Business of Law 2020-04-23 12:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Piper Alderman will spend the next six weeks gathering documents for a former partner who is seeking to revive her unlawful discrimination case against the […]

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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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COVID-19 could push Country Care cartel trial to next year
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-04-15 1:59 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The jury trial for a criminal cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care and two employees is unlikely to start before next year due […]

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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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$16M settlement reached in Walla Walla tip fire class action
Class Actions 2020-04-06 11:18 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A NSW council has agreed to fork over $16 million to settle a class action over a 2009 rubbish tip fire, after the High Court […]

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