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‘A chilling effect’: Media giants take Facebook comments case to High Court
Defamation 2020-09-11 9:12 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Media outlets facing liability for allegedly defamatory remarks left under news articles they posted on Facebook are taking their case to the High Court, after […]

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Class action accuses law firm of charging unreasonable fees
Class Actions 2020-09-10 3:26 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A national personal injury firm has been hit with a class action over its allegedly unreasonable legal fees. In proceedings filed in the Federal Court […]

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Class action crackdown spurs rush to the courthouse
Class Actions 2020-08-26 10:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Eight law firms made it to the courthouse door just under the wire last week, filing class actions on the eve of regulations that will […]

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Law firm doesn’t have to hand over client files for potential class action
Class Actions 2020-07-23 9:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A national law firm has dodged an application for access to the files of its current and former clients brought by lawyers investigating a possible […]

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Media giants suffer another blow in defamation case over Facebook comments
Defamation 2020-06-01 8:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Australian media outlets are facing liability for defamatory remarks left under news articles they posted on Facebook, after a court of appeal found that the […]

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Settlement in class action over ‘excessive’ legal fees won’t cover group members
Class Actions 2020-01-07 6:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached that brings an end to a class action against a Queensland law firm for allegedly charging personal injury clients excessive […]

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Queensland law firm says excessive fees class action ‘costing them a fortune’
Class Actions 2019-06-27 8:14 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has told the lead plaintiff in a class action over allegedly excessive legal fees to get their “house in order”, amid complaints by […]

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