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Wesfarmers says Target underpaid staff $9M
Employment February 19, 2020 11:24 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Wesfarmers has revealed staff at Target stores were underpaid $9 million, one day after Coles announced at least $20 million in underpayments. The company revealed […]

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Contingency fees bill a ‘handshake’ to Maurice Blackburn, Slater and Gordon, state MP says
Class Actions February 18, 2020 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Victorian politician has slammed a bill that would allow lawyers running class actions in the state to charge contingency fees, calling the proposal a […]

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Liquidators want $6M from directors of failed Gold Coast asset manager
Restructuring & Insolvency February 17, 2020 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former directors of defunct Gold Coast asset manager Avestra are facing a lawsuit from the company’s liquidators seeking to recover $6 million in alleged […]

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Russells drops cross claim against axed solicitor
Employment February 17, 2020 12:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Russells Lawyers has withdrawn a cross claim against a restructuring and insolvency solicitor who filed an unfair dismissal lawsuit alleging the firm tried to manufacture […]

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Judge allows discovery for possible bushfire class action against Essential Energy
Class Actions February 14, 2020 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A law firm has won its case seeking preliminary discovery from Essential Energy to pursue a possible class action against the state-owned electricity infrastructure company […]

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Clive Palmer wins some, loses some in ongoing feud with CITIC over Sino Iron mine
Energy & Natural Resources February 14, 2020 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Clive Palmer and his company Mineralogy have survived a High Court challenge by Hong-Kong based CITIC to a ruling that put it on the hook […]

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ACCC wins power to compel information from Google, Facebook
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Government has blessed the ACCC’s request for an extended public inquiry into Google and Facebook as well as a separate probe into the […]

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High Court declines to weigh in on insurance coverage for $6M class action settlement
Insurance February 14, 2020 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined two insurers’ request for review of a decision that left them on the hook for covering part of a $6 […]

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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law February 13, 2020 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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Taco Bell to open in Victoria after settling Taco Bill lawsuit
Intellectual Property February 13, 2020 9:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Mexican restaurant franchise has settled a dispute with Taco Bell that will allow the fast food giant to move ahead with plans to set […]

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