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Herbert Smith Freehills underpaid some lawyers more than $20,000
Business of Law 2020-09-25 10:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills has discovered it underpaid a number of its graduate lawyers, with some in the Big Six firm’s graduate ranks owed more than […]

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‘Strained and fanciful’: Court tosses Telstra suit over Optus’ ‘more than ever before’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-25 1:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has suffered a defeat in its lawsuit accusing competitor Singtel Optus of violating consumer laws with ads claiming it is “covering more of Australia than ever before”, with a judge calling Telstra’s allegations that the ads implied a comparison with other telcos “strained and fanciful”.

Erin Molan says Daily Mail defamed her with story on ‘hooka looka mooka’ remark
Defamation 2020-09-25 6:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sports presenter Erin Molan has fired off a defamation lawsuit over the Daily Mail’s coverage of a remark she made during Nine’s Continuous Call radio program which she claims implied she was a racist who deliberately mocked the names of Pacific Islanders on air.

Government rolls back responsible lending laws at centre of failed Westpac case
Financial Services 2020-09-25 1:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Morrison Government will ease responsible lending laws requiring banks to verify information from credit-seeking consumers, after the corporate regulator’s failed “wagyu and shiraz” case attacking Westpac’s lending practices.

Judge again rejects priority application in Crown Resorts class action
Class Actions 2020-09-23 2:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a request to grant priority status to a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts that would have allowed the Melbourne-based legal […]

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Government extends rule shielding companies, directors from COVID-19 class actions
Class Actions 2020-09-23 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Morrison Government has extended a temporary change to the continuous disclosure rules to give companies more wriggle room in updating shareholders during the coronavirus […]

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Boehringer appeals failed opposition to Zoetis patents
Intellectual Property 2020-09-21 3:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

German drug maker Boehringer has launched a Federal Court fight against rival Zoetis after coming up short in its opposition to two Zoetis patents for […]

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Settlement reached in shareholder class action against Vocation, auditor PWC
Class Actions 2020-09-18 10:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A shareholder class action against Vocation that has spanned five years and spawned multiple cross claims against the failed training company’s auditor, law firm and […]

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Commonwealth Bank settles with ex-GM who blew whistle on bonuses
Employment 2020-09-17 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has resolved a lawsuit brought by a former general manager alleging he lost his job for blowing the whistle on a […]

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Ernst & Young faces $12M damages claim over collapse of soda ash maker Penrice
Financial Services 2020-09-15 11:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young is facing a claim for $12 million in damages in a lawsuit over its auditing of collapsed soda ash maker Penrice. Sydney-based […]

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