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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 - 24 Nov 16

In November 2014, fire raced up the side of the Lacrosse apartments building in Melbourne's Docklands in less than 11 minutes. The fire brigade reported that it had never confronted a similar blaze. It determined that the use of non-compliant aluminium composite panels had contributed to the spread of the... 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 - 11 Nov 16

On 8 November 2016, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation that institutes a class action procedure into the Queensland Supreme Court. This legislation amends the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 to allow representative proceedings to be brought if: seven or more people have claims against the same person; the claims of all the people... Read More

Publication - 05 Oct 16

In Marinko Gulic v Boral Transport Limited,1 the New South Wales Court of Appeal found a principal not liable to a subcontractor's employee for an alleged breach of duty causing personal injury. Because the principal had engaged reputable and competent contractors with appropriate qualifications and capabilities, the Court determined that it... Read More

Publication - 29 Jul 16

The latest edition of Pulse - a quarterly publication by Lander & Rogers’ Health Law & Litigation team with information on topical issues and developments in Australian medical and health liability. Read More

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