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DLA Piper sued by QC, junior barrister over $370,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law January 16, 2019 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Queens Counsel and a junior barrister at the Victorian Bar are taking DLA Piper to court, accusing the law firm of failing to pay […]

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In ASIC suit, Dover Financial says ‘client protection policy’ caused no harm
Article January 8, 2019 8:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Defunct financial adviser Dover Financial is seeking evidence to bolster its argument that no clients were harmed by a liability waiver that’s at the centre […]

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Judge greenlights MWL derivative suit against Focus Financial
Corporate January 7, 2019 11:42 am By Miklos Bolza

Majority shareholders in MWL Financial have won court approval to bring a derivative suit against US-based Focus Financial Partners over an acquisition gone sour. Federal […]

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Adero hits Hays, Stellar Personnel with employment class actions
Employment January 7, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adero Law has filed class actions against labour hire companies Hays and Stellar Personnel on behalf of casual miners who allege they were entitled to […]

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Lead applicant socked with costs of Banksia class member’s appeal
Appeals December 19, 2018 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The lead applicant in a class action over the failure of Banksia Securities is on the hook for paying the legal costs of a class […]

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Telstra loses challenge to ‘Empires end’ ad ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection December 18, 2018 11:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has lost an appeal of a ruling that rival Optus’ “Empires End” advertising campaign was not misleading or deceptive. The Court of Appeal for […]

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Black Saturday payout report shows class actions working, expert says
Analysis November 29, 2018 11:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lingering dispute with the tax office remains, but the distribution of the record $795 million Black Saturday class actions settlement is substantially complete, according […]

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RBA cos. fined $21M after pleading guilty in foreign bribery scandal
White Collar November 28, 2018 9:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s two banknote subsidiaries pleaded guilty to foreign bribery charges in 2011 and paid fines of more than $21 million, it […]

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ASIC bans AGM Markets director for 8 years
Competition & Consumer Protection November 19, 2018 9:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has banned the former director of AGM Markets from serving as a director for eight years, a few weeks after revoking the OTC derivative […]

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Law firm in showdown with ATO over Black Saturday payouts
Class Actions November 13, 2018 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn’s battle with the Australian Taxation Office over a tax bill on class action settlements for thousands of Black Saturday bushfire victims went to […]

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