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Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in landmark ruling
Class Actions November 21, 2019 12:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Johnson & Johnson did not adequately warn of the risks of its pelvic mesh implants and is liable to pay damages to thousands of Australian […]

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Partner that called manager a ‘malicious intermeddling fool’ not a rude person, court hears
Business of Law November 21, 2019 8:44 pm By Hannah Gee

A senior partner at a Sydney law firm who allegedly called a business manager “a malicious intermeddling fool” and coined a fictional disease to describe her conduct, has been defended in court by a fellow partner who said the lawyer could be direct and demanding, but was never rude.

Judge joins two Lendlease class actions, wants one law firm to bow out
Class Actions November 21, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has consolidated competing shareholder class actions against builder Lendlease brought by rival plaintiffs law firms, but has rejected the firms’ bid to jointly run the litigation and says one of them must go.

Law firm partner screamed at manager ‘like a madman’, court hears
Business of Law November 20, 2019 6:03 pm By Hannah Gee

A former general manager at a high-profile law firm broke down in court on Wednesday as she recalled a telephone conversation with a name partner who allegedly yelled at her “like a madman”.

Arrium liquidators can’t stop shareholders from grilling exec for possible class action
Restructuring & Insolvency November 20, 2019 11:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders of collapsed steel and mining giant Arrium have won the OK to question a one-time director over possible class action claims that former officers misled the market and that auditor KPMG was negligent in preparing a healthy financial report just two years before the company went under.

Qube slaps Port of Newcastle with misuse of market power suit
Exclusive November 20, 2019 10:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Qube has filed a misuse of market power case against the operator of the Port of Newcastle for allegedly forcing the logistics giant to pay […]

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NAB reaches $49.5M settlement in ‘junk’ insurance class action
Class Actions November 20, 2019 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The National Australia Bank and insurer MLC have agreed to pay $49.5 million to settle a class action over allegedly worthless credit card insurance. The […]

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AUSTRAC sues Westpac for ‘systemic’ money laundering failures
Financial Services November 20, 2019 10:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with a lawsuit by AUSTRAC for its alleged “systemic” failure to comply with anti-money laundering and counter terrorism finance laws. The […]

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‘Reckless’ and ‘half-baked’: Firm partner’s emails hurt because they were true, court told
Employment November 19, 2019 7:14 pm By Hannah Gee

An ex-law firm manager suing her former employer for unpaid wages was insulted by emails from a name partner only because they were true, a […]

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CBA unit pleads guilty to 87 charges over insurance hawking
Insurance November 19, 2019 10:36 am By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s insurance division, CommInsure, has pleaded guilty to 87 criminal charges that it hawked life insurance products in unsolicited telephone calls, […]

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