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Judge awards $253,000 to lead plaintiff in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions May 29, 2020 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in the Queensland floods class action has been awarded more than $253,000 in compensation from the state government and two dam operators, […]

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Concrete company files cross claims against structural engineer in Opal Tower melee
Class Actions May 29, 2020 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete company dragged into a class action over the ill-fated Opal Tower has launched its own legal volley against the engineering consultant behind […]

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Slater & Gordon settlement armed class action to sue us, Arnold Bloch Leibler tells court
Class Actions May 27, 2020 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon’s conduct when settling a previous securities class action against it armed the lead plaintiff with the information he needed to later bring […]

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7-Eleven must hand over legal bills ahead of class action fight over security for costs  
Class Actions May 25, 2020 3:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A security for costs fight is looming in the two class actions brought against 7-Eleven on behalf of franchisees, and the convenience store giant, which […]

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Baker McKenzie nabs former Norton Rose partner in second defection this month
Intellectual Property May 25, 2020 5:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Norton Rose Fulbright has lost its second partner this month, with the defection of IP specialist Helen MacPherson to Baker McKenzie. Based in Sydney, MacPherson, […]

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Virgin administration a billables bonanza for top firms
Clayton Utz May 18, 2020 3:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Virgin Australia administration continues to boost billables at the top end of town, with a short list of “well-funded” buyers revealed on Monday and […]

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ACCC can submit evidence from BlueScope criminal investigation in civil case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 15, 2020 11:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has been given the green light to use witness statements prepared during its criminal cartel investigation of BlueScope Steel in the civil penalty […]

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ACCC can expand cartel case against BlueScope
Competition & Consumer Protection May 12, 2020 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won court approval to bring new claims against BlueScope Steel for allegedly seeking to induce competitor OneSteel to […]

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Bupa hit with $6M penalty over broken promises to aged care residents
Competition & Consumer Protection May 12, 2020 4:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bupa Aged Care has been ordered to pay a $6 million penalty for charging customers of its aged care facilities for services it never provided, […]

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Court urges investigation into SMSF advisor’s ‘calculated deception’
Financial Services May 12, 2020 2:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge will ask the NSW Attorney General to launch a criminal or regulatory investigation into a Hunter Valley-based financial advisor whose alleged fraudulent conduct […]

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