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ABC journalist settles defamation case by Liberal MP Andrew Laming for $79,000
Defamation 2021-08-11 12:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

ABC reporter Louise Milligan has agreed to pay $79,000 to settle a defamation case by Liberal party MP Andrew Laming over what he called spiteful […]

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Court tosses lawyer’s claim for greater damages in ‘Centrelink cheat’ case against Seven
Defamation 2021-08-11 6:22 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Adelaide lawyer who won a long-running defamation battle over a Today Tonight story that described her as a “Centrelink cheat” has lost her bid […]

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Senate passes controversial changes to continuous disclosure laws
Policy and Regulation 2021-08-10 6:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Controversial legislation advanced by the Morrison government that will weaken the country’s continuous disclosure laws and make it harder to bring shareholder class actions has […]

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Gambling addict sues Crown Melbourne over $4.5M loss
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-10 7:02 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A high roller with a severe gambling addiction has taken Crown Melbourne to court, alleging the casino’s “predatory” practices caused him to lose more than […]

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IOOF may face new misconduct allegations in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-08-09 10:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The applicant in a shareholder class action against IOOF wants to add ten new misconduct allegations, including that a relative of a former executive made […]

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‘Very disappointed’: ACCC accuses Telstra, Optus and TPG of misleading NBN customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-09 4:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has brought legal action against three major Australian internet providers for allegedly misleading hundreds of thousands of NBN customers. […]

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Energy Beverages files ‘Mother’ of an appeal against trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2021-08-09 10:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A high-energy trade mark dispute has gone to the Federal Court after the maker of Mother energy drinks lost its bid before IP Australia to […]

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Financial fraudster dodges conviction following ASIC investigation
Financial Services 2021-08-09 2:54 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former director of Sydney financial planning practice Hillross Bella Vista has been conditionally released without a conviction recorded after pleading guilty to falsifying documents […]

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Hall & Wilcox picks up construction dispute ace from Norton Rose Fulbright
Hall & Wilcox 2021-08-09 4:31 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Hall & Wilcox has snagged a new partner from Norton Rose Fulbright to join its construction and project disputes team, as part of […]

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SPC’s controversial vaccine mandate may face legal challenges
Coronavirus 2021-08-05 9:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A controversial announcement by Victorian-based fruit and vegetable processor SPC that it will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all of its 450 onsite workers could face […]

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