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Tuesday, 12 August 2014
News - The Sydney Morning Herald
Banks gouge case key test for class actions The move by plaintiff law firm Maurice Blackburn to file an open class action against some of the country’s biggest banks comes as the Productivity Commission is set to release a controversial report into the legal system and the funding of class actions.
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
News - The Sydney Morning Herald
Maurice Blackburn launches huge class action over credit card late fees Hundreds of thousands of bank customers stand to benefit from a sweeping new class action over credit card late fees worth hundreds of millions of dollars, to be lodged by law firm Maurice Blackburn today.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
News - The Age
Coroner slams 'seriously flawed' police investigation over death in psychiatric hospital A Victorian coroner has ruled that a patient found dead in a pool of blood at a Melbourne psychiatric hospital did not kill himself and that the "setting" in which he died may have influenced a "seriously flawed" Victoria Police investigation.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
News - Sydney Morning Herald
Doubts over Macquarie Private Wealth compensation Lawyers investigating shoddy advice given by Macquarie Private Wealth have cast doubt on whether the ''millionaires factory'' has paid any compensation to victims under a process agreed with the corporate regulator.
Saturday, 2 August 2014
News - The Age
Macquarie Private Wealth: The silver doughnut that left a hole in investors' nest eggs Glancing up at the sparkling silver doughnut logo as he walked into the millionaires’ factory for a meeting with his Macquarie Private Wealth adviser in July 2009, Don Waller was hopeful that this meeting would be kinder than the last.
Monday, 28 July 2014
News - Financial Review
Oracle case shows courts catching up to community standards on sexual harassment This year, the Australian sex discrimination legislation celebrates its 30th birthday. Every five years, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, appointed under that legislation, undertakes a national survey about the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
News - The Age
Christmas Island asylum seekers attempt poisoning Harrowing eyewitness accounts from the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission and a team of medical experts say there is a mental health crisis on Christmas Island, confirming multiple suicide attempts and self-harm incidents.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
News - Law Institute Journal
Wrongful birth claims Is the damages path any clearer? The decision in Waller v James was much anticipated by practitioners looking for judicial guidance as to the calculation of damages in wrongful birth actions. While the scope of damages was addressed, the plaintiffs failed in the claim, so these comments remain obiter and we continue to await binding authority.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
News - ABC
Black Saturday bushfire survivors secure $500 million in Australia's largest class action payout Survivors of Victoria's devastating 2009 Black Saturday bushfires have secured a $500 million payout, in what lawyers have called the biggest class action settlement in Australian legal history.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
News - The Age
Black Saturday victims win $500m settlement Survivors of Black Saturday's worst fire will receive a share of a record $500 million settlement with electricity provider SP AusNet and the state government in about a year.