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Lorna Jane fined over anti-virus activewear claims
Healthcare 2020-07-17 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Brisbane clothing company Lorna Jane has been fined almost $40,000 for implying that its ‘anti-virus activewear’ protects users from infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The […]

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Westpac hit with class action over banned car loan scheme
Class Actions 2020-07-16 10:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with a class action over a “shonky” car loan scheme, in what is the first class to be filed in Victoria […]

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Ford docs don’t contain trade secrets, class action judge says
Class Actions 2020-07-15 6:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing a class action trial against Ford over its allegedly defective Powershift transmission has rejected the car maker’s argument that certain documents should […]

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Citing COVID-19 and $1.5M in class action costs, cladding manufacturer goes into administration
Class Actions 2020-07-13 10:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cladding manufacturer Fairview Architectural has filed for voluntary administration, citing challenges posed by COVID-19 and $1.5 million spent so far defending a class action alleging […]

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Victorian courts to review sexual harassment policies
Employment 2020-07-13 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Victoria state government has launched reviews into the sexual harassment policies of its courts and tribunals and the law firms that provide services to […]

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Aristocrat overdid it with expert evidence in patent case, court says
Intellectual Property 2020-07-13 9:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has trimmed the costs the Commissioner of Patents owes Aristocrat Technologies after the gaming giant successfully appealed a ruling rejecting four of its […]

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Virgin bondholders blast Deloitte disclosures to court
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-09 10:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Virgin Australia bondholders contesting the sale of the airline to private equity firm Bain Capital have blasted the airline’s administrators at Deloitte for failing to […]

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Judge says FWC can hear dispute over stood down Qantas, Jetstar engineers
Employment 2020-07-09 8:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The workplace umpire has jurisdiction to hear a case against Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar brought by the union for licenced aircraft maintenance engineers […]

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Decade-long dispute over vehicle parking monitoring patent rolls on
Appeals 2020-07-09 7:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Vehicle Management Systems will take another crack at opposing a patent application by rival SARB Management Group for an integrated magnetic parking overstay detector. Federal […]

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Law firms set stage for Boral class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2020-07-07 9:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms that filed competing shareholder class actions against construction giant Boral have asked the court to permanently stay the other’s proceeding, after the […]

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