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‘Manifestly excessive’ $238,000 defamation payout to childcare worker tossed on appeal
Defamation March 4, 2020 5:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Sydney-based childcare centre that sent an allegedly defamatory email to 35 people has won its appeal of a $238,000 damages award, with an appeals […]

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Judge signs off on $2.6M for lead applicants in Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions March 3, 2020 8:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Federal Court judge has awarded combined damages of $2.6 million to the lead applicants in the Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action, following […]

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Judge questions need for confidentiality in toxic foam class action settlement
Class Actions March 2, 2020 10:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Federal Court judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic firefighting foam has questioned the terms of the in-principle […]

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Non-equity partners poised to jump ship, survey shows
Business of Law February 28, 2020 1:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Non-equity partners at leading law firms are looking to jump ship in search of higher pay and greater decision-making powers, a new survey has found. […]

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Asahi offers to divest brands to avoid bitter dispute with ACCC over $16B CUB takeover
Competition & Consumer Protection February 28, 2020 3:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Japanese beer giant Asahi has offered to divest key beer and cider brands in a bid to convince the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission to […]

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New pelvic mesh class action targets Medtronic unit, two other device makers
Product Liability February 27, 2020 4:06 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Medtronic owned Covidien and two other medical device manufacturers have been hit with a class action on behalf of thousands of women who claim to […]

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Costs skyrocket to $315 million in Woolworths underpayments scandal
Employment February 26, 2020 9:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Supermarket chain Woolworths, which is facing a class action over its staff underpayments, has admitted the amount owed to workers is at least $315 million, […]

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Ex-boss of medical tech firm Respiri sues over termination
Employment February 26, 2020 4:07 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The former CEO of Respiri has levelled a slew of claims at the ASX-listed medical technology company and two of its former directors, including breach […]

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ACCC’s Rod Sims says more competition cases in the pipeline
Competition & Consumer Protection February 25, 2020 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has revealed that it will bring at least four new competition cases this year, with chairman Rod Sims also promising that the regulator […]

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Spain ordered to pay $375M in arbitration dispute
Arbitration February 24, 2020 8:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Kingdom of Spain must pay $375 million after it failed in its bid to claim sovereign immunity from the enforcement of two foreign arbitration […]

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