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Firms get creative to help locked-down lawyers stay connected
Business of Law 2021-08-27 11:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

With the Delta variant of the coronavirus thrusting Australia’s largest cities back into a protracted lockdown, lawyers forced to return to remote work for the […]

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CBA slams class action’s ‘shameless’ attempt to obtain CEO’s emails
Class Actions 2021-08-26 2:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has slammed an attempt by a class action to “trawl through” its Chief Executive Officer’s emails in search of correspondence […]

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Santos accused of misleading market by ‘greenwashing’ natural gas claims
Environment 2021-08-26 6:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Leading Australian oil and gas producer Santos is accused of misleading the market by “greenwashing” its environmental credentials in a landmark shareholder-led lawsuit filed in […]

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‘Very concerned’ judge reopens Hells Angels’ trade mark case against Redbubble
Intellectual Property 2021-08-25 1:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has reopened the trial in Hells Angels’ trade mark case against Melbourne-based retailer Redbubble to hear allegations by the bikie gang that the […]

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Fraud cross-claims struck out in Mach Energy suit over Mount Pleasant coal mine
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-25 6:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has struck out allegations of fraud in a cross-claim brought by the operator of a NSW open-cut coal mine, which accused several contractors […]

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Insurers want to stay COVID-19 insurance class actions
Coronavirus 2021-08-24 4:26 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers Lloyds Australia and QBE want class actions by policyholders who were denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns stayed until a related test case […]

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Regulator takes Origin Energy to court for disconnecting destitute customers
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-24 4:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Energy Regulator has taken energy retailer Origin Energy to court for allegedly breaching its commitments to financially vulnerable customers, including by disconnecting the […]

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Government faces 83 negligence lawsuits by asylum seekers
Immigration 2021-08-24 11:12 am By Bianca Hrovat

The Commonwealth is currently facing 83 negligence lawsuits in the Federal Court by asylum seekers who claim the government knew they were vulnerable to physical […]

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Bar Association defends judges’ impartiality in face of ‘misleading’ bias analysis
Business of Law 2021-08-23 4:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Bar Association has criticised “flawed” methodology used to analyse the competency of judges, weighing in on controversy over the Australian Law Reform Commission’s […]

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Controversial COVID border closure could trigger class action, lawyer says
Coronavirus 2021-08-20 5:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The heavy toll of COVID-related border closures on businesses in northern New South Wales could trigger a class action lawsuit, a lawyers has warned, as […]

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