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James Hardie’s significant downsize in New Zealand unlikely to stall $200 million plus class action

James Hardie’s significant downsize in New Zealand unlikely to stall $200 million plus class action 2

Powered by LawFuel – James Hardie’s release to the Australian Stock Exchange yesterday – that it ultimately intends to “cease all manufacturing of products in New Zealand”, at the cost of some 120 Kiwi jobs – is unlikely to stall the class action brought by over 1,000 leaky home owners.  Adina Thorn, the lawyer leading …

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Born in a Pandemic – New Defence Law Group Focused on Delivering Better Results For Maori Defendants

Born in a Pandemic - New Defence Law Group Focused on Delivering Better Results For Maori Defendants 3

“..the justice system was beginning to consider the impact of colonisation on offence rates. .” Christopher Stevenson A new defence lawyers group, the Defence Lawyers Association New Zealand, is the only such group set up solely for defence lawyers and will help lawyers deal with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The group’s co-founder, …

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Bar Association Welcomes Decision on Meth Sentencing

Bar Association Welcomes Decision on Meth Sentencing 4

Revamp of guidelines for meth sentencing welcomed The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes a Court of Appeal decision which gives detailed guidance on sentencing people convicted of offences related to the importation, manufacture and supply of methamphetamine. The court accepted submissions by both the New Zealand Bar Association and the New Zealand Law Society that …

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Budding human rights lawyer wins Māori Issues Moot

Budding human rights lawyer wins Māori Issues Moot 5

Powered by LawFuel – University of Auckland – Points of law arising from the 2017 Court of Appeal decision in Ngaronoa v Attorney-General, which challenged the decision to bar all prisoners from voting in parliamentary elections, set the scene for this year’s Māori Issues Moot, held earlier this month. Nineteen students from Auckland Law School …

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Game On For Australian Litigation Funders and Class Action Lawyers

Game On For Australian Litigation Funders and Class Action Lawyers 6

Class actions are on the rise in Australia after the Royal Commission into misconduct in the financial sector, but also with more ‘litigation funding action’. The first half of 2018 saw 29 class actions filed in Australia, 35 in the second half and a further 18 for the first half of 2019, according to figures …

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Kiwifruit Case Return to Court Over Government Negligence

Kiwifruit Case Return to Court Over Government Negligence 7

The Government’s negligent actions in allowing the deadly Psa disease into New Zealand will again be under close scrutiny as the kiwifruit case heads to the Court of Appeal this week. Nine years after the Psa outbreak which decimated the kiwifruit industry in New Zealand, the Government has appealed the decision that found MPI negligent …

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NZ Insurance Litigator Appointed to Top Insurance Law Group

Insurance litigator Jonathan Scragg on 'perfect storm'

Duncan Cotterill Partner and Insurance Litigator Jonathan Scragg Has Been Appointed to Global Insurance Group ​LawFuel  – Duncan Cotterill insurance lawyer Jonathan Scragg has become the first New Zealander to sit on the prestigious global association of insurance law group, Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA), the  organisation that helps promote and develop knowledge about international …

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Colin Craig’s Latest Law Action: A New Appeal and a New Lawyer

Eternal litigator Colin Craig returns to court – yes, again – with an appeal against the judgment last month from Justice Kit Toogood who found that Craig was defamed WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater, although no damages were awarded because there was no reputational damage to Craig other than from his own actions. Justice Toogood also …

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Kiwifruit Class Action Costs Millions in Legal Fees

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The long-running kiwifruit class action claim against the government over the PSA outbreak has cost the taxpayer over $3 million so far, according to an NBR report following an Official Information Act claim. This accords with what we have previously reported on the costs of mounting the defence, headed by QC Jack Hodder together with …

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