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Brother of NBA star sues sister for defamation over historical sexual abuse allegations
Defamation 2021-04-20 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The half-brother and manager of NBA star Ben Simmons has filed defamation proceedings against his half-sister over a barrage of tweets accusing him of sexually […]

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Leader of notorious cult ‘The Family’ settles class action over torture, abuse claims
Class Actions 2021-04-20 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The deceased leader of the notorious cult known as The Family has settled a class action by sect members who claim they were tortured and sexually abused as children in her care.

‘Undervalued’ Lendlease land purchase roils one of Australia’s richest families
Real Estate 2021-04-20 5:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The children of one of Australia’s wealthiest families are locked in a legal battle, with a judge preliminarily allowing the daughter to bring derivative proceedings against her brother for allegedly giving property developer Lendlease options to buy land owned by the trust for which she is a beneficiary for a “significant undervalue”.

Solomon Lew’s retail giant The Just Group sued for $3.4M in unpaid rent
Real Estate 2021-04-20 1:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian investment management group Fortius Funds Management has taken retail giant The Just Group to court seeking millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid rent for four stores in Sydney’s MidCity Shopping Centre.

High Court to hear ATO test case over trust income disclaimers
Tax 2021-04-20 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted special leave in a test case by the Australian Taxation Office concerning the effectiveness of disclaimers by trust beneficiaries giving up entitlements to trust income and any associated tax obligations.

Appeal dropped by disqualified exec who argued forwarded ASIC email not proper service
ASIC 2021-04-20 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Perth director of six companies that were wound up owing $100 million to creditors has dropped a challenge to his disqualification by ASIC, after unsuccessfully arguing before the Full Court that an email from the corporate regulator forwarded by his lawyer did not constitute proper service.

Designer seeks unredacted docs from Katy Perry in trade mark battle over name rights
Intellectual Property 2021-04-20 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sydney fashion designer Katie Perry has petitioned the court to order singer Katy Perry to hand over unredacted documents in their trade mark fight over the right to use the name for clothing and accessories in Australia, after counsel for the designer criticised the singer for withholding the emails addresses of those who were “not similarly notorious or similarly famous.”

Sydney lawyer wins $110,000 defamation judgment over ‘gossipy and intrusive’ News Corp article
Defamation 2021-04-19 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

High profile criminal lawyer Christopher Murphy has been awarded a $110,000 judgment in his defamation case over a “gossipy and intrusive” Daily Telegraph article which […]

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Law firm settles former partner’s sex discrimination case on day of trial
Business of Law 2021-04-19 4:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Hicksons Lawyers has reached a last-minute settlement to resolve sex discrimination claims brought by a female former partner who claims she was denied […]

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Court orders law firm to compensate underpaid junior lawyer despite six figure income
Employment 2021-04-19 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne law firm and its director have been ordered to pay over $184,000 to a former junior lawyer who earned hundreds of thousands of […]

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