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Judge slams ‘shopping list’ of issues in case against Hall Chadwick partners
Restructuring & Insolvency December 5, 2019 9:07 pm By Hannah Gee

What started out as a directions hearing Wednesday to set a date for trial in a case against a group of Hall Chadwick partners brought […]

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Higher commission rates, more closed class actions to follow High Court ruling
Analysis December 4, 2019 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The end of the common fund order is a setback for class actions that will see a revival of the days of closed proceedings, costly […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions December 4, 2019 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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5 takeaways from the High Court’s common fund ruling
Class Actions December 4, 2019 1:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

More than a decade after the High Court ruled that third parties could finance legal proceedings in Australia, the court has issued another game changing […]

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Class action litigation funders hit a hurdle as the High Court strikes down common fund orders
Expert Insights December 4, 2019 10:52 pm By

The litigation funders underwriting Australia’s booming class actions industry have hit a setback, with the High Court deciding Wednesday that the common fund orders they […]

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AMP group exec says bullying claims by former GC were news to her
Employment December 4, 2019 5:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

AMP’s group executive says she was never told of bullying claims made against her by former general counsel Larissa Cook until the lawyer filed a […]

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Clive Palmer ‘didn’t like the price’ of Twisted Sister licence, court hears
Intellectual Property December 4, 2019 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Billionaire and former politician Clive Palmer knew he needed a licence to use Twisted Sister’s hit song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ but went ahead […]

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Israel Folau settles dispute with Rugby Australia over dismissal 
Employment December 4, 2019 10:07 pm By Tasnuva Bindi

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has settled his lawsuit against Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby alleging his $5.7 million contract was unfairly terminated over homophobic […]

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Sony skips level in ACCC’s PlayStation lawsuit
Competition & Consumer Protection December 4, 2019 3:49 pm By Tasnuva Bindi

A Federal Court judge has vacated a hearing on liability in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s lawsuit against Sony alleging the entertainment company misled […]

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Judge allows hindsight evidence in lawsuit over Metal Storm’s collapse
Restructuring & Insolvency December 4, 2019 3:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A US institutional investor can use hindsight evidence in its breach of contract case against a former ANZ Bank trustee over the winding up of […]

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