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Judge spots ‘fundamental flaw’ in NAB insurance class action settlement
Class Actions February 25, 2020 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has questioned whether he should sign off on a $49.5 million settlement in a class action against National Australia Bank over allegedly worthless […]

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Geowash execs appeal loss in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection February 25, 2020 12:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two Geowash executives have appealed a ruling that found they were knowingly involved in the car wash franchisor’s unconscionable conduct in its dealings with franchisees.

Spain ordered to pay $375M in arbitration dispute
Arbitration February 24, 2020 8:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Kingdom of Spain must pay $375 million after it failed in its bid to claim sovereign immunity from the enforcement of two foreign arbitration awards related to renewable energy investments.

No end in sight for epic Queensland floods class action
Class Actions February 21, 2020 12:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dam operator Seqwater will appeal its loss in a long-running class action over the 2011 Queensland floods that destroyed over 2,000 homes, a move derided […]

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Judge allows docs despite ‘real risk’ of prosecution for ex-Directed Electronics manager
Intellectual Property February 17, 2020 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

A former manager of Australian electronics automotive developer Directed Electronics OE has failed to block access to certain documents in a corporate theft case, despite […]

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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law February 13, 2020 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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Dick Smith class actions headed for March trial after mediation fails
Class Actions February 10, 2020 11:00 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will head to trial in March, after a failed attempt to resolve the long-running dispute […]

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ACCC slammed for ‘opaque’ demands in misuse of market power case against TasPorts
Competition & Consumer Protection February 7, 2020 5:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lawyer for Tasmanian state government owned ports company TasPorts has criticised the ACCC’s first-of-its kind case that alleges it is misusing its market power […]

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Clyde & Co continues raid on Norton Rose to fuel Australia growth
People In The News February 7, 2020 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Clyde & Co has snagged three insurance partners from Norton Rose Fulbright, as the global firm continues to expand in Australia. Insurance partners Nicole Wearne, […]

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High Court won’t hear landowners case over payout for WestConnex project
Real Estate February 5, 2020 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Three Sydney commercial landlords whose properties were compulsorily acquired to make way for the WestConnex project have come to the end of the road in […]

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