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Coles may face class action over $20M in staff underpayments
Employment February 21, 2020 4:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket giant Coles may be hit with a class action after it was revealed on Tuesday that the company owes staff in its supermarket and […]

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Barrister appeals finding she overcharged client, threatened to cancel jail visit
Legal Ethics February 21, 2020 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Sydney criminal barrister is challenging a ruling that she engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct by performing unnecessary work for her client and threatening to refuse a visit to see him in prison unless his father coughed up $5,000 first.

Six-year delay in judge’s ruling ‘deplorable’, Full Court says in Boral sex harassment case
Employment February 20, 2020 4:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Wood products giant Boral Timber has been found vicariously liable for a male worker’s sexual harrassment of a female colleague, with an appeals court overturning a ruling that it said took a judge more than six years to deliver and “regrettably” brought the administration of justice into disrepute.

Gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson wants court order forcing Google to cough up reviewer’s ID
Defamation February 19, 2020 8:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Prominent criminal barrister Zarah Garde-Wilson has asked a court for an order compelling search engine giant Google to hand over information identifying a contributor who […]

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Great Southern investor’s fight over enforceability of Bendigo Bank loan revived on appeal
Class Actions February 19, 2020 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two investors in failed Great Southern Group managed investment schemes have lost their latest appeal over a controversial class action settlement deed that allowed Bendigo […]

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Caterpillar wins latest fight over ‘cat’ trade marks
Intellectual Property February 19, 2020 11:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Caterpillar has scored a victory in one of several legal challenges the construction equipment manufacturer has launched to protect its ‘cat’ trade marks, successfully opposing […]

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Baker McKenzie lures King & Wood Mallesons special counsel for banking practice
People In The News February 19, 2020 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Baker McKenzie has nabbed former King & Wood Mallesons special counsel Charlie Detmold for the law firm’s key banking and finance practice in Melbourne. Detmold […]

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Judge should be commended for ‘judicial economy’, Pacific National tells court in ACCC appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection February 18, 2020 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National has defended a decision by a judge to accept an undertaking and rule against the ACCC in its competition case over the rail […]

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Class action lawyer, funder Mark Elliott dies in vehicle accident
Class Actions February 18, 2020 10:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Melbourne-based class action lawyer and litigation funder Mark Elliott has reportedly died in a vehicle accident on his farm in Flinders, Victoria. Elliott, 58, who […]

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Liquidator of collapsed start-up Appster wants to grill founders, KPMG partner
Restructuring & Insolvency February 18, 2020 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidator of collapsed app-development firm Appster has filed examination proceedings against the company’s founders and auditor ahead of possible legal action for allegedy trading […]

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