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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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Ex-Johnson Winter & Slattery clients lose bid to split negligence case
Legal Ethics 2020-04-23 12:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former clients of Johnson Winter & Slattery cannot split a trial in their negligence proceeding against the law firm and have had a subpoena […]

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Class can’t access insurance docs in action over ‘illusory’ car warranties
Class Actions 2020-04-14 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicant in a $47.6 million class action against a unit of car leasing company McMillan Shakespeare has been denied access to insurance documents sought […]

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Icon seeks to recoup Opal Tower losses in latest class action cross-claim
Class Actions 2020-04-02 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction giant Icon has filed a cross-claim against the prefab concrete company behind the ill-fated Opal Tower, seeking to recover at least part of almost […]

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Judge says watching trial on iPad in lockdown scenario would be ‘unsatisfactory’
Intellectual Property 2020-03-25 12:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the trial in a trade secrets case brought by Australian auto electronics developer Directed Electronics OE against its rivals is considering how […]

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Dick Smith class actions can tweak case against Deloitte
Class Actions 2020-01-13 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two shareholder class actions against Dick Smith can amend their case against accounting firm Deloitte, less than two months before a […]

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Pelvic mesh cases remind judge of the days when ‘mobile phones resembled house bricks’
Class Actions 2019-12-18 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has frowned on a bid to transfer 12 individual cases over allegedly defective pelvic mesh to various state and territory courts, […]

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Dick Smith cases to be heard together, after insurance class action plaintiffs drop discontinuance bid
Class Actions 2019-10-15 11:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered all proceedings against Dick Smith to be heard concurrently during a marathon three month trial, after the plaintiffs in a shareholder […]

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Dick Smith insurer class action plaintiffs want their own hearing
Class Actions 2019-10-04 7:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in an investor class action filed against Dick Smith’s insurers want a separate hearing from four other representative and company proceedings against the […]

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Judge ‘flummoxed’ about why 200 pelvic mesh cases are not a class action
Product Liability 2019-09-12 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed disbelief that hundreds of lawsuits are being pursued over allegedly defective  pelvic mesh, saying he was “absolutely flummoxed” as […]

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