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Publication - 15 Dec 16

The Victorian Supreme Court has dealt a harsh blow to serial class action litigant, Melbourne City Investments (MCI) and its founder Mark Elliott, by ruling that MCI's class action against Myer was an abuse of process and should be stayed permanently.1 In doing so, the Court confirmed that the only legitimate... Read More

Publication - 30 Nov 16

A recent UK Court of Appeal decision provides useful guidance on commercial litigation funders' potential exposure to adverse costs orders. The Court of Appeal upheld a costs order made against non-party litigation funders which required them to pay defendants' costs on an indemnity basis when the plaintiff's funded action failed catastrophically. Read More

Publication - 17 Nov 16

The unanimous decision of the High Court on 9 November 2016 in Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) v Collins & Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) v Tomes may increase the likelihood of satellite litigation by individual group members following group proceedings. It follows from the decision that, if group... Read More

News - 08 Sep 16

The move to a services economy in Australia is creating new risks for Australian businesses which, in turn, are creating opportunities for the insurance sector. Speaking at Lander & Rogers' client Economic Briefing in Melbourne, Chris Colahan, Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Australasia, cited cyber risk as... Read More

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