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‘Harsh and draconian’: Judge shoots down bid for class closure in combustible cladding action
Class Actions June 1, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a “harsh and draconian” class closure order sought by German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites in a class action against it over […]

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Telstra not liable for worker’s 2.30am hip injury on work trip, court finds
Employment May 28, 2020 12:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a Telstra worker’s appeal seeking compensation for an injury sustained after a long night out during a work trip, finding that […]

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Essential Energy loses bid to block preliminary discovery for potential class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Essential Energy has lost its appeal of a ruling granting preliminary discovery for a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire in New South […]

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Seek hits immigration law firm with trade mark lawsuit
Intellectual Property May 20, 2020 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Melbourne-based immigration law firm has been dragged into court by job search platform Seek for alleged flagrant violations of its trade marks. Seek, which […]

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3A Composites fights for class closure order in combustible cladding action
Class Actions May 19, 2020 4:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites is pushing forward with a bid to close a class action over allegedly combustible cladding to registered group members, arguing […]

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Essential Energy fights to block discovery for potential Tathra bushfire class action
Appeals May 15, 2020 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Power distributor Essential Energy has appealed a judgment granting preliminary discovery to landowners to pursue a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire. The […]

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Sparke Helmore puts salary increases on ice
Business of Law April 22, 2020 6:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sparke Helmore has become the latest law firm to take steps to control costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing that it will suspend […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals April 3, 2020 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Sparke Helmore equally responsible for $76M judgment against IOOF unit, court hears
Appeals April 2, 2020 10:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore is equally responsible for a $76.6 million judgment against IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees over the sale of a timber plantation by collapsed […]

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Judge says funder can’t have cut of Banksia receivers $5.5M settlement with insurer
Class Actions March 26, 2020 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder controlled by recently deceased class action lawyer Mark Elliott has lost its bid for a 12.5 per cent commission of a $5.5 […]

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