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Melbourne council may face class action over Prahran Square re-development
Class Actions October 2, 2019 8:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

The law firm behind multiple government class actions over major construction projects, including the Sydney Light Rail proceeding, is investigating a new case against a […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner wants to appeal leave to appeal in long-running dispute
Employment October 2, 2019 10:27 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for Norton Rose Fulbright have flagged their “very real concerns” about further delays to a long-running dispute with a former partner, who has indicated […]

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Sydney private school caretaker wins $3.1M after catastrophic gas explosion
Employment October 2, 2019 4:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

At caretaker at a Sydney private school has been awarded $3.1 million in damages after he was seriously injured in a workplace gas explosion, with […]

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‘Isn’t that what you’re here for?’: ‘Underbelly’ actor accused of sexual harassment on set of TV series
Employment October 1, 2019 12:52 pm By Amelia Birnie

An Australian actor best known for his role on true crime drama series Underbelly is being sued for sexual harassment after he allegedly grabbed an […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman ‘very concerned’ about Subway’s non-compliance
Employment October 1, 2019 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Fair Work Ombudsman says she is “very concerned” by the level of non-compliance with workplace laws by national sandwich franchise Subway, as inspectors recover […]

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Channel 7 loses defamation case over ‘manifestly unreasonable’ welfare cheat story
Defamation October 1, 2019 5:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

Channel Seven has lost a six-year defamation battle over a Today Tonight story that described a woman on single parenting payments as “the Centrelink cheat […]

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Concerns ‘poorer’ patients in vaginal mesh class action less likely to be notified of rights
Class Actions September 30, 2019 9:44 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing the Ethicon pelvic mesh class action has flagged serious public policy concerns stemming from class identification problems, amid fears that “poorer” patients […]

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‘State of warfare’: Ashurst partner in legal deadlock with ex-judge neighbour in long-running Point Piper dispute
Corporate September 27, 2019 8:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has urged a partner at Big Six firm Ashurst not to “keep a fight going just because you can’t let it go”, after […]

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Lawyers can advance potential new class action against Scenic Tours over disrupted European cruises
Class Actions September 27, 2019 8:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers pursuing a class action against Scenic Tours on behalf of passengers whose European cruises were interrupted by severe flooding have been granted preliminary discovery […]

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Coles’ $40M tax claim on evaporated fuel ‘artificial’, judge rules
Tax September 26, 2019 8:50 pm By Amelia Birnie

Supermarket giant Coles has lost an appeal over $40 million in tax credits it had claimed for fuel that evaporated or leaked from tanks at […]

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