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Forensic Expert Testing in Securities Class Actions: the Application of the Cammer Factors as a Tool to Test Market Efficiency

An “event study” is a useful tool performed by experts to measure the effect of the disclosure of information on the price of a particular security. This effect is measured by assessing the statistical significance of any “abnormal returns” that correlate to the specific news event. For example, it was recently reported that 1.9billion euros […]

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A Short Guide to Privilege in Expert Witness Reporting

Privilege Generally: Common Law and Legislation Client Legal Privilege allows parties in litigation to maintain the confidentiality of client-lawyer communications. A client can claim privilege over materials where those materials were produced for the ‘dominant purpose’ of providing legal advice to the client or assisting with litigation. Sections 117, 118, and 119 of the Evidence […]

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Grounds for Adjournment During and After the Pandemic

The social distancing measures put in place these past few months may have affected the work of expert witnesses as they have all Australians. In the months that have passed, and in the months to come, courts will need to consider whether changes to the circumstances of expert witness reporting and court appearances will warrant […]

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