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Judge won’t hold separate hearing on survival of claim against late Banksia cost consultant
Class Actions 2020-11-05 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing the misconduct trial in the Banksia Securities class action has rejected a bid by a lawyer for the deceased cost consultant in […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott ‘didn’t know any better’, Banksia class action trial hears
Class Actions 2020-11-02 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia class action funder Mark Elliott, who has been accused of complicity in a fraudulent scheme to maximise the profits of the […]

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Worley prevails in rare judgment dismissing shareholder class action
Class Actions 2020-10-22 10:01 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided with Worley in a ruling tossing a class action after a trial alleged the engineering company misled shareholders and breached disclosure […]

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‘Aussies Not Gonna Cop It’ birthed in pre-dawn session at bedside, Clive Palmer tells court
Intellectual Property 2020-10-22 3:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Billionaire Clive Palmer has claimed that he wrote the lyrics to ‘Australia’s Not Gonna Cop It’ in the early hours of the morning while “deep […]

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‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ inspired Twisted Sister rock anthem, Dee Snider admits
Trials 2020-10-20 1:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Heavy metal singer Dee Snider has admitted under cross-examination that ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ influenced Twisted Sister’s rock anthem ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ […]

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‘An indulgence’: Judge rejects stay as Alex Elliott appeals recusal loss in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-09-09 2:31 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing professional misconduct claims against lawyers in the Banksia class action has denied Alex Elliott’s request to stay the case against him while […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott seeks recusal of judge in Banksia class action proceedings
Legal Ethics 2020-08-27 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The son of controversial class action lawyer Mark Elliott has hired a big gun barrister to represent him in the Banksia class action proceedings and […]

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Banksia funder’s son must give ‘full and frank’ explanation of alleged role in fee scandal
Trials 2020-08-21 3:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott, the son of the funder behind the Banksia Securities class action, has been ordered to give a “full, frank and honest” explanation […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan, Mark Elliott’s son targeted in bid to recoup $7M legal bill
Trials 2020-08-17 9:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Disgraced senior counsel Norman O’Bryan and the son of deceased lawyer Mark Elliott are among the targets of a summons for $7 million in legal […]

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Hytera can’t ‘repackage’ deputy director as lay witness to avoid evidence rules on relevance
Intellectual Property 2020-08-06 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that Hytera Communications cannot “repackage” evidence given by one of its deputy directors to avoid rules about opinion evidence while defending […]

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