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Google gets contempt of court charge set aside in case over defamatory reviews
Defamation August 13, 2019 9:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

A contempt of court prosecution ordered against Google for failing to immediately remove allegedly defamatory online reviews has been thrown out, with a judge saying […]

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Linfox appeals $45M fuel tax fight to Full Federal Court
Tax August 8, 2019 10:56 pm By Amelia Birnie

Australian logistics company Linfox has taken its $45 million fuel tax credit challenge to the Full Federal Court, arguing its trucks are being over-taxed on […]

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‘This game is over’: judge ready to toss Iluka class action over ongoing funding dramas
Class Actions August 15, 2019 3:45 pm By Amelia Birnie

The applicants in the Iluka Resources shareholder class action have less than a week to lock-in a $1.25 million security for costs, after the judge […]

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APRA slaps Allianz with extra $250M capital requirement over risk management issues
Financial Services August 14, 2019 4:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

Insurance company Allianz Australia will need set aside an extra $250 million in capital until it strengthens its risk management, making it the fifth financial […]

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Judge warns RCR Tomlinson class actions to ‘get their act together’, says litigation funding ‘not rocket science’
Class Actions August 9, 2019 8:04 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in three competing RCR Tomlinson shareholder class actions have been told to “get their act together” by the judge who forcibly consolidated their […]

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Sydney Opal Tower class action will be ‘resolved expeditiously’, judge says
Class Actions August 9, 2019 4:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has promised the parties in the Sydney Opal Tower class action that the matter will be “resolved expeditiously”, despite the plaintiff’s concerns that […]

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Court approves $1.2M settlement in recycling plant fire class action
Class Actions August 1, 2019 8:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Supreme Court of Victoria has signed off on a $1.2 million settlement of a class action brought on behalf of hundreds of residents and […]

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Iluka threatens class action dismissal bid amid ongoing funding concerns
Class Actions July 24, 2019 9:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

Mineral sands producer Iluka Resources is threatening a dismissal bid in a shareholder class action it has spent $2 million fighting over the past year, […]

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APRA to get new super powers to crack down on rogue funds
Financial Services July 17, 2019 7:09 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority will be given a raft of new disqualification powers over inappropriate directors and senior executives, after a report criticised the […]

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High Court upholds sacking of public servant over tweets
Employment August 7, 2019 5:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The High Court has unanimously upheld the validity of the Australian Public Service code of conduct, after a former public servant mounted a freedom of […]

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