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Seek hits immigration law firm with trade mark lawsuit
Intellectual Property May 20, 2020 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Melbourne-based immigration law firm has been dragged into court by job search platform Seek for alleged flagrant violations of its trade marks. Seek, which […]

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Common fund orders made in increasing class action market
Expert Insights May 15, 2020 9:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

On 6 May 2020, Justice Murphy of the Federal Court of Australia made a common fund order in favour of a litigation funder on settlement […]

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On The Run hit with $70M underpayments class action
Class Actions May 14, 2020 9:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Petrol station convenience store chain On The Run has been hit with a class action alleging it owes more than 8,000 current and former underpaid […]

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Another global law firm cuts partner compensation
Business of Law May 12, 2020 5:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A global law firm with two offices in Australia will temporarily suspend partner draws due to the coronavirus health crisis. US-based litigation firm Quinn Emanuel […]

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ACCC can expand cartel case against BlueScope
Competition & Consumer Protection May 12, 2020 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won court approval to bring new claims against BlueScope Steel for allegedly seeking to induce competitor OneSteel to […]

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Bupa hit with $6M penalty over broken promises to aged care residents
Competition & Consumer Protection May 12, 2020 4:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bupa Aged Care has been ordered to pay a $6 million penalty for charging customers of its aged care facilities for services it never provided, […]

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‘Unscrupulous act’: Toll says hackers stole private data
Privacy & Cybersecurity May 12, 2020 6:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics provider Toll Group says hackers who breached it systems last week accessed employee data and information on commercial agreements with current and former enterprise […]

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Early common fund order in stolen wages class action ‘greatly enhanced’ access to justice, judge says
Class Actions May 8, 2020 6:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A common fund order made at the outset of a class action against the state of Queensland over stolen wages opened the historic $190 million […]

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Landmark shareholder class action against Myer dismissed
Class Actions May 6, 2020 1:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A closely watched shareholder class action against Myer over an inflated profit forecast from former CEO Bernie Brookes has been dropped, after a court found […]

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Qantas, Jetstar may face class action over vouchers
Coronavirus May 4, 2020 12:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Airlines could be the first targets of an anticipated COVID-19 class action blitz, with a major law firm threatening litigation against Qantas, Jetstar and other […]

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