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Funder’s critical intervention in liquidator’s case leaves it on hook for costs
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-24 2:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has issued a stern warning to litigation funders seeking to take a “gamble” on pending court proceedings, ruling they could be held liable […]

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In COVID-19 vaccination cases, judge quashes subpoena ‘stunt’ for info behind Berejiklian TV remarks
Coronavirus 2021-09-24 9:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has set aside a subpoena that allegedly sought to “embarrass the New South Wales government”, in lawsuits contesting compulsory COVID-19 vaccination orders made by state health minister Brad Hazzard.

Judge slams ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ approach to Fair Work claims
Employment 2021-09-23 6:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge hearing a $2 million dispute between a former tenured professor and the University of New South Wales has lamented the lengthy pleadings filed […]

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Pharmacor challenges patent extension for Biogen’s MS drug
Intellectual Property 2021-09-23 2:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Australian generic drug manufacturer has struck back at patent lawsuit by Swiss pharmaceutical company Biogen, alleging a patent for MS drug Tecfidera is invalid […]

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NSW Bar says former barrister keeps practising, in criminal breach of injunction
Business of Law 2021-09-22 2:19 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A former barrister has continued to practice in local courts without a valid practising certificate, in “very serious” criminal contempt of a court-ordered injunction, the […]

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Judge denies law firm’s bid for indemnity costs, says $2.7M case not ‘hopeless’
Business of Law 2021-09-22 5:10 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Melbourne law firm has lost its bid for indemnity costs after it failed to convince a judge that its settlement offer to a former […]

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Zoom fatigue hits barristers hard as COVID-19 keeps courts online
Feature 2021-09-21 9:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The migration to the digital courtroom is taking its toll on the nation’s barristers, who face increased challenges and levels of fatigue from the mental […]

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Fairfax to compensate PNG minister, ‘ludicrous’ objection to orders shot down
Defamation 2021-09-21 3:40 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Nine subsidiary Fairfax Media has agreed to pay compensation to a Papua New Guinea politician who sued the publisher for defamation for allegedly engaging in […]

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Legal challenges to COVID-19 vaccinations enter ‘third wave’, court hears
Coronavirus 2021-09-17 3:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Legal challenges to the New South Wales Health Minister’s orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers have already entered a third wave and cannot all […]

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CFMEU boss and son hit with charges over alleged bribery
Construction 2021-09-17 6:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The secretary of the NSW branch of the CFMEU and his branch manager son have been hit with a corruption charges over allegations they accepted […]

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