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University settles unfair dismissal lawsuit by prominent cancer researcher
Education 2021-01-22 1:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The University of Technology Sydney has settled a $744,00o lawsuit brought by an Australian cancer researcher who says she was unfairly terminated after taking multiple periods […]

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$25M settlement reached in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-01-22 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A $25 million settlement has been reached in three long-running shareholder class actions over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith, under which the funders that backed the litigation will not recover their costs and shareholders recoveries will be small.

ATO can’t toss lawsuit by Melbourne migration lawyer who fled to Romania
Tax 2021-01-21 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commissioner of Taxation has failed in his bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a bankrupt migration lawyer who fled to Romania and owes $4.7 million in taxes, but has managed to strike out some claims a judge found had “no reasonable prospect of success”.

Kogan fined $310,800 for violating spam laws
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-01-20 9:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online retailer Kogan has been fined $310,800 for sending marketing emails to more than 42 million consumers without an easy way to unsubscribe, in violation […]

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Nationwide settles Masterchef Jock Zonfrillo’s defamation suit
Defamation 2021-01-18 11:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The publisher of The Australian has settled defamation proceedings brought by celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo, just a few months after the lawsuit was filed. The […]

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KPMG lures NewLaw ace for digitisation push
Business of Law 2021-01-18 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

KPMG Law has snagged a former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner and NewLaw expert to lead its recently formed legal operations transformation services team, which the firm says […]

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University of Sydney lecturer sacked over swastika launches appeal
Appeals 2021-01-14 10:18 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A former University of Sydney lecturer has appealed a ruling dismissing the lawsuit he brought against the university after he was fired for a seminar […]

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Tyro may face class action over EFTPOS terminal outage
Class Actions 2021-01-13 1:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Payments provider Tyro is facing the threat of a class action over a days-long EFTPOS terminal outage that has left many businesses unable to accept […]

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Unions take JobKeeper fight with Qantas to High Court
Employment 2021-01-13 4:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three unions representing Qantas workers have asked the High Court for special leave to appeal a  ruling from the Full Federal Court siding with the […]

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Wyeth seeks total victory in vaccine patent battle with Merck Sharp & Dohme
Intellectual Property 2021-01-15 8:53 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Pfizer unit Wyeth is seeking to overturn part of a judge’s decision in its high-stakes patent dispute with Merck Sharp & Dohme that found claims […]

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