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ACMA considers regulations to tackle bias in news
Media January 20, 2020 1:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s media regulator is considering possible regulations to tackle bias in news, amid concerns by Australians about the influence of advertisers on broadcast news. A […]

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The top 5 litigation firms of 2019
Feature January 17, 2020 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2019 racked up multiple wins last year in high-stakes litigation against formidable opponents, including the country’s top regulators.

Common fund order in stolen wages class action survives High Court ruling
Class Actions January 17, 2020 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A common fund order granting the litigation funder behind the stolen wages class action 20 per cent of a $190 million settlement remains in force […]

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Class action appeals ruling allowing 7-Eleven to seek litigation releases
Class Actions January 16, 2020 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead applicant in a class action against 7-Eleven has appealed a ruling that denied its bid to block the convenience store chain from seeking […]

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Schneider Electric faces patent infringement suit over Clipsal socket outlet
Intellectual Property January 16, 2020 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A US communications infrastructure company has filed a patent lawsuit against the Australian arm of French energy tech giant Schneider Electric, which is accused of […]

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‘Don’t tell me you’re pregnant’: Equity partner track under fire in sex discrimination case
Employment January 14, 2020 5:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The managing partner of Hicksons Lawyers has been accused of saying that if a former partner got pregnant, it would “ruin all [his] plans,” according […]

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RMBL to pay $3M to settle class action
Class Actions January 14, 2020 12:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mortgage lending and investment company RMBL has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a class action alleging it charged excessive fees on loans and […]

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ACCC fines camping store $63,000 for misleading ‘was/now’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection January 14, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Camping retailer 4WD Supacentre has been fined $63,000 by the consumer regulator for misleading ‘was/now’ price comparisons that suggested consumers could achieve significant savings. Outdoor […]

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Australia to take on EU in battle over Prosecco naming rights
Intellectual Property January 13, 2020 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian government is exploring potential legal grounds for opposing the European Union’s push to limit use of the name Prosecco to wines produced in […]

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Judge says no need to clarify referees’ role in PFAS class actions
Class Actions January 10, 2020 5:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing three class actions against the Commonwealth alleging contamination from the use of toxic firefighting foam at three naval bases has shot down […]

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