Maurice Blackburn faces trade mark infringement suit over Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property February 15, 2019 10:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

US financial services giant State Street Global Advisers has brought legal action against Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, alleging the law firm’s plan to erect a copy of its Fearless Girl statue in Australia violates its trade mark and breaches consumer laws.

First class action filed over combustible cladding
Class Actions February 15, 2019 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A product liability class action has been filed against the manufacturers of Alucobond PE cladding, the first of what’s expected to be several lawsuits over the combustible cladding, believed to be in the majority of buildings in Australia.

Michaelia Cash denies referring union donation to watchdog to hurt Bill Shorten
Employment February 15, 2019 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash has denied she referred concerns about a $100,000 donation by the Australian Workers’ Union to the union watchdog to damage Labor leader Bill Shorten, telling a court Friday her referral was “in the public interest”.