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Ex-CEO of Ferrari can’t keep lid on unfair dismissal case
Employment June 1, 2020 5:23 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has dismissed an attempt by the ex-CEO of Ferrari Australasia to keep an unlawful termination lawsuit brought against the car maker under wraps, […]

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Media giants suffer another blow in defamation case over Facebook comments
Defamation June 1, 2020 8:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Australian media outlets are facing liability for defamatory remarks left under news articles they posted on Facebook, after a court of appeal found that the companies are publishers of the third-party comments.

Quintis class action settlement delayed again over $46M insurance question
Class Actions May 29, 2020 5:16 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis has been delayed for a second time, as the parties continue to investigate the company’s eleventh-hour revelation that it may have extra insurance, which, according to the lawyers of one class action, could be worth $46 million to group members.

Down N’ Out to appeal ‘cheeky’ In-N-Out Burger trade mark infringement ruling
Intellectual Property May 29, 2020 12:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An Australian burger chain that opened in Sydney as a tribute to the popular American burger franchise In-N-Out is set to appeal a trademark infringement […]

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Judge should have thrown out taxi driver class action, Uber tells appeals court
Class Actions May 28, 2020 9:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Uber has once again attempted to put the brakes on a landmark class action which alleges the ride-sharing giant engaged in a conspiracy to steal […]

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Law firms join forces to investigate strip-search class action against NSW Police
Class Actions May 27, 2020 3:56 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Two law firms have joined forces to investigate a potential class action against NSW Police over allegedly unlawful use of invasive searches, including strip searches. […]

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Last minute bid to protect national security delays Ben Robert-Smith defamation case
Defamation May 27, 2020 8:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A last-minute bid by the Federal Attorney-General to protect national security information has delayed an interlocutory hearing in war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation lawsuit, potentially […]

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J&J unit hit with indemnity costs for ‘unreasonable conduct’ in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions May 26, 2020 8:13 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been hit with an indemnity costs order for “unreasonable conduct” after its loss in last year’s pelvic mesh class […]

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TAFE ordered to alert students to class action over aviation course
Class Actions May 26, 2020 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A unit of vocational education provider TAFE must notify current students that their aviation course is the subject of a class action, which claims the […]

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7-Eleven must hand over legal bills ahead of class action fight over security for costs  
Class Actions May 25, 2020 3:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A security for costs fight is looming in the two class actions brought against 7-Eleven on behalf of franchisees, and the convenience store giant, which […]

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