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Union accuses McDonald’s of unpaid rest break ‘conspiracy’
Employment 2021-11-23 1:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

McDonald’s Australia has been joined as a second respondent in a union-led lawsuit that accuses the fast food giant of “conspiring to deliberately deny workers […]

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Sparke Helmore was negligent in failing to alert developer to looming deadlines, court finds
Professional Negligence 2021-11-22 4:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Sparke Helmore acted negligently by failing to adequately advise a New South Wales property developer about extension of time notices that were needed […]

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Union takes legal action against CBA over ‘draconian’ salary secrecy clause
Employment 2021-11-22 5:51 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Finance Sector Union has launched legal proceedings in the Fair Work Commission against the Commonwealth Bank for allegedly sacking an employee who breached a […]

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Honda can’t dodge discovery for potential lawsuit by dealers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-22 4:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Honda Motors has failed to strike out or permanently stay a proceeding seeking discovery for a possible lawsuit over the Japanese car maker’s decision to […]

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Top judge says junior counsel should get more opportunities in court
Courts 2021-11-19 1:18 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Chief Justice of the Victorian Supreme Court has called on the legal profession to provide more opportunities for junior counsel to hone their oral […]

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Clyde & Co’s negligence caused millions of dollars in losses, client says
Professional Negligence 2021-11-18 8:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Clyde & Co made an “inextricable” oversight in preparing an unpaid works claim, causing a Sydney-based sandstone excavator to lose millions of dollars, according to […]

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ACCC greenlights Meta’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-18 6:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says Meta’s proposed acquisition of customer relationship management start-up Kustomer is unlikely to have any substantial impact on competition. […]

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Judge shoots down Colonial First State’s bid for warning in class action opt out notice
Class Actions 2021-11-17 9:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has knocked back Colonial First State’s bid to warn around 100,000 group members that even if they opt out of a class action […]

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PwC hit with $43M negligence lawsuit by failed VET provider Cornerstone
Professional Negligence 2021-11-17 4:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is facing claims of professional negligence by insolvent tertiary education provider Cornerstone for allegedly assisting the company’s former director in overstating the […]

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Liberal powerbroker levels ‘very serious allegations’ at Nine’s legal team
Defamation 2021-11-16 6:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Former Liberal power broker Marcus Bastiaan has told a court he will seek an injunction to prevent investigative journalist Nick McKenzie from “door-knocking and harassing” […]

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