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Banksia class action solicitor suspended from roll for two years
Legal Ethics 2022-06-24 9:59 am By Christine Caulfield

The solicitor found to have acted as a “postbox” to hide conflicts of interest in the class action over Banksia Securities’ collapse has been suspended […]

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Full Court finds class actions are not managed investment schemes
Class Actions 2022-06-16 10:43 am By Cindy Cameronne

In a significant victory for litigation funders, the Full Federal Court has found that funded class actions are not managed investment schemes subject to regulatory […]

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No duty of care owed to kids by environment minister, Full Court rules
Environment 2022-03-15 10:45 am By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has overturned a historic judgment that found the federal minister for the environment owed a duty of care to Australians under […]

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Worley shareholders win appeals court battle to revive class action
Breaking News 2022-03-11 2:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has sided with shareholders in their challenge to a ruling tossing a class action against engineering services company Worley, which was found […]

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Viterra to pay $168.9M for misleading Cargill during Joe White sale
Corporate 2022-02-17 2:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grain producer Viterra will be ordered to pay Cargill Australia $168.9 million after a judge found the Glencore-owned company  misrepresented the performance capabilities of malt […]

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Court strikes down challenges to NSW COVID-19 vaccination mandate
Coronavirus 2021-10-15 9:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has dismissed challenges to the New South Wales public health orders that made it mandatory for certain workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, […]

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Judge rejects first ever bid for contingency fees in class action
Class Actions 2021-09-14 9:57 am By Christine Caulfield

Saying the interests of class action members “must be given primacy”, a judge has rejected the first bid for a group costs order in a […]

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Christian Porter wins bid to keep secret ABC’s full defence in defamation case
Defamation 2021-07-30 10:20 am By Miklos Bolza

Former Attorney-General Christian Porter has succeeded in scrubbing from the court record the ABC’s full defence in his now-settled defamation suit against the broadcaster, over […]

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Former NSW ministers Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald found guilty of conspiracy
Breaking News 2021-07-19 2:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has found former NSW Labor Ministers Ian Macdonald and Eddie Obeid, as well as Obeid’s son Moses, guilty of conspiring to rig a […]

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High Court refuses to take up 7-Eleven’s challenge to settlement CFOs
High Court 2021-06-25 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has declined to hear a case that challenges the power of judges to make common fund orders at the close of litigation, […]

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