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High Court asked to deal death blow to common fund orders
High Court 2020-12-07 4:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has asked the High Court to find courts do not have the power to make common fund orders at settlement or […]

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Disaster payments can’t limit damages in Queensland floods class action, judge says
Class Actions 2020-12-08 5:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ruled that disaster payments cannot be taken into consideration in assessing damages in a long-running class action over the 2011 Queensland floods […]

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Destroying notes was ‘standard practice’, Norton Rose partner tells court
Employment 2020-12-03 5:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

An employment partner at Norton Rose Fulbright has defended his destruction of notes following an internal investigation into allegations of bullying at the law firm, […]

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Norton Rose partner destroyed evidence in Fair Work case, court told
Employment 2020-12-02 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

An employment partner with Norton Rose Fulbright, who has been referred by a judge to the legal watchdog for possible professional misconduct in a case […]

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Why law firms should think twice before representing themselves
Legal Ethics 2020-11-18 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A finding this week that Norton Rose Fulbright intentionally misled a former lawyer in an employment dispute and abused the court’s processes threatens the legal […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright must pay $160,000 for ‘intentionally misleading’ ex-partner
Employment 2020-11-16 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Norton Rose Fulbright partner has won a long-running case over his termination, with a judge ruling the law firm had intentionally misled the […]

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7-Eleven to face new unconscionability claims in franchisee class action
Class Actions 2020-11-13 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions on behalf of 7-Eleven franchisees plan to expand their case against the convenience store chain by adding new allegations of systemic unconscionable […]

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Another aged care provider faces class action over COVID-19 outbreak
Class Actions 2020-11-09 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A nursing home in Melbourne’s Western suburbs may be hit with a class action over a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility that resulted in the […]

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Ex-Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell must pay $90,000 in ASIC case
ASIC 2020-11-04 12:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered former Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell to pay a $90,000 penalty after a “narrow” win for ASIC in its case […]

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Citing dangers of ‘hypothetical postulation’, Full Court declines to answer common fund order question
Class Actions 2020-11-03 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court Federal Court has declined to answer a question posed by 7-Eleven as to whether common fund orders can be made on settlement […]

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