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Report flags ‘alarming’ incidence of sexual harassment in SA legal profession
Business of Law 2021-04-20 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sexual harassment is alarmingly common throughout the legal profession in South Australia, according to a new report that details an assault by a former judge […]

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Leader of notorious cult ‘The Family’ settles class action over torture, abuse claims
Class Actions 2021-04-20 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The deceased leader of the notorious cult known as The Family has settled a class action by sect members who claim they were tortured and sexually abused as children in her care.

Appeal dropped by disqualified exec who argued forwarded ASIC email not proper service
ASIC 2021-04-20 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Perth director of six companies that were wound up owing $100 million to creditors has dropped a challenge to his disqualification by ASIC, after unsuccessfully arguing before the Full Court that an email from the corporate regulator forwarded by his lawyer did not constitute proper service.

Designer seeks unredacted docs from Katy Perry in trade mark battle over name rights
Intellectual Property 2021-04-20 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sydney fashion designer Katie Perry has petitioned the court to order singer Katy Perry to hand over unredacted documents in their trade mark fight over the right to use the name for clothing and accessories in Australia, after counsel for the designer criticised the singer for withholding the emails addresses of those who were “not similarly notorious or similarly famous.”

Nominate a young gun for Lawyerly’s Litigation Rising Stars 2021
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-04-20 10:51 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Rising Stars 2021 series will profile the top barristers and solicitors under 40 whose successes in the area of high-stakes commercial litigation belie […]

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Fate of Victoria lockdown class action uncertain after lawyer’s licence suspended
Class Actions 2021-04-16 10:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lawyer who filed a class action against the state of Victoria on behalf of residents in public housing towers who were locked down during […]

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Full Court to hear Epic’s challenge to Apple dispute being heard in the US
Appeals 2021-04-16 11:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fortnite game maker Epic Games has appealed a judge’s decision to send its misuse of market power case against Apple to California, in a significant […]

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ACCC does about-face, blesses MYOB’s acquisition of GreatSoft
Article 2021-04-16 11:17 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has approved accounting software provider MYOB’s acquisition of cloud practice management software provider GreatSoft, reversing its earlier position that the deal could harm […]

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High Court won’t hear Queensland taxi drivers’ ‘fanciful’ case over Uber losses
High Court 2021-04-15 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied special leave to a group of Queensland taxi drivers seeking compensation from the state for losses allegedly caused by ride […]

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Herald Sun exec settles defamation lawsuit by former MP Melissa Parke
Defamation 2021-04-13 4:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herald Sun executive Dr Colin Rubenstein has settled a lawsuit by former Labor MP Melissa Parke accusing him of defaming her in an email and […]

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