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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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‘Go spend time with your kids’: Piper Alderman hit with sex discrimination lawsuit
Employment 2020-07-30 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former administrative assistant at Piper Alderman who was not allowed to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic says she was terminated for taking […]

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Judge slashes security request in $46M Quintis insurance dispute
Class Actions 2020-07-13 8:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has cut a request a security for costs in half in insurance rectification proceedings stemming from two class against sandalwood producer Quintis, saying […]

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Witness in ex-Quintis director’s trial must give evidence in person, judge says
White Collar 2020-06-23 5:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a defeat to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, a judge has found a key witness in the trial against former Quintis director Frank […]

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Ardent Leisure hit with $3.6M fine over Dreamworld deaths
White Collar 2020-09-28 10:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has fined Ardent Leisure $3.6 million after the operator of the Dreamworld theme park pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from the 2016 […]

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Insurers dragged into Gunns plantation class action
Class Actions 2020-08-17 3:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two insurance companies have been joined as respondents to a class action against forestry giant Gunns over the failure of six managed investment schemes for […]

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Law firm loses bid for insurance docs in Dreamworld class action
Insurance 2020-09-11 3:05 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The applicants in a shareholder class action against Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure over a 2016 tragedy in which four people died following a ride malfunction […]

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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s evidence of sex discrimination falls short, judge says
Employment 2020-09-09 7:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Evidence of an outdated management approach and bullying — which included threatening defamation proceedings against two junior lawyers that complained about her — appear to […]

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CBA exec warns class actions could deter top talent from boardrooms
Financial Services 2020-09-08 4:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A high ranking executive from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has warned that an increase in class actions could discourage Australia’s best corporate leaders from […]

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Adero to issue correction notice in On The Run class action
Employment 2020-08-03 9:56 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The law firm running an underpayments class action against petrol convenience store chain On The Run has been ordered to issue a notice correcting certain […]

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