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Westpac defeats ASIC home loan case
Breaking News August 13, 2019 11:43 am By Amelia Birnie

Westpac has defeated a responsible lending case brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in relation to almost 262,000 home loans, with the Federal […]

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Garuda reveals debts of $480M, but can’t dodge $19M cartel fine yet
Competition & Consumer Protection August 9, 2019 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Indonesian airline Garuda has failed in its bid to stay a $19 million penalty for its role in a fuel surcharge cartel after telling the […]

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Full Court docket stacked with class action appeals
Appeals August 8, 2019 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court is set to hear appeals in four class actions in the August sitting, giving the court a chance to address important […]

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Fitch settles investor class action over credit ratings on toxic SCDOs
Exclusive July 19, 2019 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Fitch Ratings has agreed to settle the last of the investor class actions in Australia flowing from the global financial crisis, a court heard Friday. […]

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Law firms should air their gender pay gap ‘dirty laundry’, Herbert Smith Freehills boss says
Business of Law June 21, 2019 8:51 pm By Amelia Birnie

One of the top Australian executives of Herbert Smith Freehills has advocated for a UK-style quartile pay transparency system Down Under, calling on law firms […]

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Funders feel the heat as AMP ruling shows returns to class members matter most
Analysis May 24, 2019 3:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision to pick Maurice Blackburn’s no win, no fee class action against AMP over three funded class actions puts the pressure on litigation […]

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Ex-partner files sex discrimination lawsuit after leaving national firm
Employment May 17, 2019 7:49 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former employment law partner at a national Australian law firm is suing her former employer for sex discrimination, after her original complaint was thrown […]

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Common fund orders on shaky ground as High Court grants special leave to Westpac, BMW
Analysis May 15, 2019 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The writing may be on the wall for common fund orders in class actions that put all unregistered group members on the hook for a […]

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Law firms to learn fate in AMP class action beauty parade
Analysis May 21, 2019 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling by a judge deciding a four-way contest to run a shareholder class action against AMP is expected this week, a judgment significant not […]

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Piper Alderman free to oust senior female partner amid sex discrimination case
Business of Law May 24, 2019 4:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The job of a senior Piper Alderman partner is in jeopardy after a court refused to extend an injunction preventing her from being ousted from […]

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