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Halted questioning about ASIC emails warrants Octaviar class action re-trial, court hears
Class Actions February 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Critical emails from ASIC regarding a $250 million loan facility to Octaviar Group before its 2008 collapse were not only overlooked by the Public Trustee […]

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No evidence that rapist line uttered, Sarah Hanson-Young tells court
Defamation February 12, 2019 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has slammed Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm’s attempt to stay her defamation case against him without providing evidence that the alleged […]

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Spotless challenges redundancy payment ruling
Employment February 12, 2019 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Spotless Services is challenging a ruling that it owes redundancy to three workers employed at the Perth International Airport that were on fixed contracts. The […]

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AFT not ready to take its medicine for ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Appeals February 8, 2019 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has launched a partial challenge to a court ruling that its Maxigesic ads made a number of misleading claims, including that the drug provides […]

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‘Likely’ GetSwift class action settlement should not be delayed by High Court appeal, judge says
Class Actions February 7, 2019 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge won’t defer the opt-out notice in a shareholder class action against GetSwift pending the High Court’s decision on a special leave application to […]

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ASIC challenge to Westpac personal advice ruling likely
Financial Services February 7, 2019 11:16 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will likely appeal a ruling that two Westpac units did not provide personal financial advice as part of a […]

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Common fund orders fulfil class action promise, lawyers tell historic appeals court
Appeals February 5, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders are the completion of the notion of class actions envisaged when the regime was introduced 27 years ago, a joint-sitting of two […]

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Common fund orders in class actions either ‘premature’ or ‘pointless’, joint appeals court told
Appeals February 4, 2019 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeal before a historic joint sitting of two courts over so-called common fund orders in class actions kicked off Monday with a full bench of […]

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Deloitte continues fight to keep Hastie files secret after claiming partner made off with them
Class Actions February 4, 2019 7:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Deloitte is challenging a judge’s ruling that certain partners not be excused from an order to produce files of the accounting giant’s audit work for […]

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It’s the vibe of the thing: all eyes on constitutional challenge to common fund orders
Analysis February 1, 2019 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

An unprecedented joint-sitting of two appeals courts will this week hear a constitutional challenge to the power of judges to make so-called common fund orders, […]

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