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Contingency fee applications must be made ASAP in class actions, court says
Class Actions July 3, 2020 5:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firms seeking to bring class actions on a contingency fee basis in the Victorian Supreme Court must seek court approval for the now-legal arrangement […]

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Mylan loses Lipidil appeal, despite court finding proof of intention not needed for Swiss-style claims
Intellectual Property July 3, 2020 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mylan Health has lost its challenge to a ruling that invalidated three patents related to its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipidil, despite the appeals court finding the primary judge had erred by ruling that proof of intention was required for Swiss-style claims.

NSW Supreme Court rolls out misconduct policy in wake of Heydon scandal
Employment July 2, 2020 9:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An external adviser will handle workplace misconduct claims against judges at the NSW Supreme Court under a new policy implemented following allegations that former High Court justice Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six female associates during his time on the bench.

Pelvic mesh judge calls for ‘someone who understands how to plead a representative proceeding’
Product Liability July 2, 2020 8:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has adjourned an interlocutory application because of deficient pleadings in a class action brought against three medical device manufacturers and a former doctor […]

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‘The scheme has failed’: Court appoints provisional liquidators to Mayfair’s IPO Wealth
Financial Services July 2, 2020 12:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has appointed provisional liquidators to the IPO Wealth Group, rejecting claims by the firm’s sole director that the move would severely damage his reputation and that of the wider Mayfair group.

‘Tabloid crusade’: Judges toss Daily Telegraph’s appeal in Geoffrey Rush defamation case
Appeals July 2, 2020 9:37 am By Alison Eveleigh

Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News has failed in its appeal of a judgment that found it defamed Geoffrey Rush in articles that accused the Oscar-winning […]

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Heydon’s barrister licence lapses as sexual harassment fallout widens
Employment July 1, 2020 11:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon can no longer practice as a barrister, after an investigation conducted by the court found he sexually harassed six […]

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Barristers say virtual hearings should not become the new normal
Coronavirus July 1, 2020 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The courts are to be congratulated for swiftly adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing virtual hearings, but barristers told Lawyerly they were raring to […]

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Law firm investigates class action against nursing home over COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus July 1, 2020 6:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The company that operates the Newmarch House nursing home in Sydney is facing a possible class action after a coronavirus outbreak at the facility resulted […]

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Opal Tower concrete supplier sues insurer over class action coverage
Insurance July 1, 2020 2:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete specialist behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has filed a lawsuit against Chubb Insurance seeking to force the insurer to cover its costs of […]

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