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Employment partner loses appeal over ‘offensive’ letters to Lander & Rogers lawyer
Business of Law 2019-02-13 10:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has reinstated charges of unsatisfactory professional conduct against the principal of a leading employment law firm, after the lawyer called opposing counsel […]

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Barristers suing DLA Piper over $370,000 in fees did not do all the work, court told
Business of Law 2019-02-04 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Two barristers suing DLA Piper over $370,000 in fees did not perform all the work for which they billed the law firm, a court heard […]

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Supplier of scalding hot water bottles hit with $415k fine
Justice Debra Mortimer 2019-01-30 7:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

A wholesaler that supplied leaking hot water bottles and exploding candle holders to retailers in Victoria has been fined $415,000 for distributing the dangerous products […]

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DLA Piper sued by QC, junior barrister over $370,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law 2019-01-16 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 2019-01-08 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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Adero hits Hays, Stellar Personnel with employment class actions
Employment 2019-01-07 10:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

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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Judge greenlights MWL derivative suit against Focus Financial
Corporate 2019-01-07 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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Lead applicant socked with costs of Banksia class member’s appeal
Appeals 2018-12-19 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 2018-12-18 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 2018-11-29 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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