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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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Employers guilty of wage theft face 10 years in jail under new law
Employment 2020-06-17 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian Labor Government has successfully passed a landmark bill which makes the failure to properly pay workers a criminal offence punishable by up to […]

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Judge approves Falls Festival class action settlement, leaves legal fee concerns for later
Class Actions 2020-09-10 4:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge has given the greenlight to a $5.7 million settlement in a class action brought by those injured during a 2016 […]

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Crown class action lawyers to seek priority status as COVID-19 lockdown makes trial prep ‘impossible’
Class Actions 2020-08-14 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts will ask the Federal Court to declare the proceedings a priority matter so that […]

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‘Go spend time with your kids’: Piper Alderman hit with sex discrimination lawsuit
Employment 2020-07-30 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former administrative assistant at Piper Alderman who was not allowed to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic says she was terminated for taking […]

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‘Blatant and disgraceful’: Lawyer who stole from clients gets 6 years in prison
Legal Ethics 2020-06-11 5:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has sentenced a Melbourne-based lawyer to six years in prison for stealing and misusing over $1.7 million in client funds, saying his conduct […]

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Court orders Victoria to produce legal advice to Liberal member suing over curfew
Coronavirus 2020-09-24 6:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered the Victorian government to hand over legal documents it weighed before implementing its COVID-19 curfew, in a suit brought by a […]

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Victoria’s COVID-19 curfew decision ‘bizarre, capricious, arbitrary’, court hears
Coronavirus 2020-09-22 9:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A decision earlier this month to extend Victoria’s controversial COVID-19 curfew was “bizarre, capricious, arbitrary” and was made under pressure from the state’s Premier, a […]

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Maddens slammed for fee disclosures in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2020-07-06 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maddens has once again been criticised for its non-compliant costs agreements, three months after receiving similar feedback from a Victoria Supreme Court judge overseeing the […]

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Judge slashes law firm’s costs in $10.5M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-24 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $10.5 million settlement in a class action over the 2015 Scotsburn bushfire in Victoria, but slashed the costs […]

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