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In victory for class action, judge says bad breast implant claims can advance
Class Actions 2022-05-20 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action against The Cosmetic Institute and twelve doctors over allegedly “incompetent” breast augmentation surgery have won court approval to expand […]

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Opal Tower class action reaches eleventh-hour settlement before 40-day trial
Construction 2022-05-19 10:54 pm By Sam Matthews

A long-running class action over the Opal Tower disaster has settled, along with two related cases over the defective building, as a five-week trial was set […]

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Viagogo loses appeal of $7M penalty for duping consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-18 2:03 pm By Sam Matthews

Viagogo has lost a bid to overturn a $7 million penalty handed down after a judge found the ticket reseller misled customers on an “industrial […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith can’t cross examine wife over confidential emails
Trials 2022-05-16 2:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Ben Roberts-Smith, who is suing Fairfax for defamation, has lost an appeal of a judge’s decision refusing cross-examination of his ex-wife over allegations she accessed […]

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Bill Papas’ girlfriend hits back at Westpac’s case over alleged $294M fraud
White Collar 2022-05-11 9:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Bill Papas’ girlfriend Louise Agostino has hit back at Westpac’s lawsuit accusing her of involvement in the Forum Group director’s alleged $294 million fraud, denying […]

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Nine not meeting defamation case ‘head on’, says bank boss accused of tax evasion
Defamation 2022-05-03 9:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

CEO and founder of Euro Pacific Bank Peter Schiff says Nine is refusing to meet his case “head on” in its defence to defamation claims […]

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Ex-One Nation senator Brian Burston settles sexual harassment claims by staffer
Employment 2022-05-03 4:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former One Nation senator Brian Burston has resolved court proceedings brought by a former staffer Wendy Leach accusing him of sexual harassment and discrimination. The […]

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Crown’s $125M class action settlement wins court approval but no CFO for funder
Class Actions 2022-04-29 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a $125 million settlement to resolve a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts over disclosures relating to its Chinese […]

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US shareholders ask court to reject $31M payout for Crown class action funder
Class Actions 2022-04-28 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

US institutional shareholders who joined a class action against Crown Resorts that settled on the eve of trial for $125 million are urging the Federal […]

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CFMEU’s serial offending opens door to maximum penalty, High Court says
Appeals 2022-04-13 5:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has ordered the building and construction union to pay a maximum fine of $63,000 for telling workers they could not be on […]

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