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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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Surfstitch class action settlement amount slashed amid ‘very difficult retail environment’
Class Actions March 25, 2020 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in two settled class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch have been told the settlement amount available to them has plummeted amid a “very […]

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Rinehart family ordered into mediation in long-running feud over $4B trust
Energy & Natural Resources March 25, 2020 4:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the Rinehart family to enter mediation in their feud over a $4 billion trust, saying it was “overwhelmingly in the interests […]

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Surfstitch class action members may be better off bailing out of settlement
Class Actions January 15, 2020 10:28 am By Miklos Bolza

Unfunded group members in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch have been told they are likely better off to opt out of […]

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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics January 13, 2020 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary has appealed a $76.6 million judgment finding it breached its duty in relation to the sale of a 46,000 hectare plantation by […]

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Judge rejects bid to suppress legal costs report in SurfStitch class actions
Class Actions December 5, 2019 10:03 pm By Hannah Gee

A judge has rejected an application sought by the plaintiffs in two recently settled class actions against online shopping retailer SurfStitch to keep an independent […]

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GIlbert + Tobin opposes fix to Charif Kazal’s ‘incomprehensible’ lawsuit
Contracts November 20, 2019 2:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gilbert + Tobin is seeking to shut down a lawsuit brought by a firm owned by Sydney business owners Charif and Tarek Kazal after the […]

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Firms will seek up to $6M at SurfStitch class action settlement hearing
Class Actions November 28, 2019 4:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funders behind two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch Group will seek a commission of up to 30 per cent while the […]

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Judge ‘defies anyone’ to understand confusing Surfstitch opt out notice
Class Actions October 25, 2019 10:34 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the legal teams behind two settled Surfstitch class actions to have another crack at the opt out notice, saying the current […]

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