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Judge OKs IAG class action settlement, rejects funder’s bid to recoup insurance
Class Actions 2020-12-17 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signalled his intention to sign off on a $138 million settlement in a class action against IAG and approve a common fund […]

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Qantas did not misuse Jobkeeper, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-12-17 9:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The terms of the Fair Work Act do not guarantee employees of Qantas or potentially any workers in Australia the right to entitlements such as […]

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Training company AIPE on hook for $139M in compensation in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-21 1:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has found a NSW training company is liable to pay $139 million for over 12,000 students who racked up VET FEE-HELP debts but […]

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Patent attorneys lured lucrative US law firm clients from IP boutique, new suit claims
Intellectual Property 2020-12-16 2:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two patent attorneys who resigned from Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys to launch a competing business performed work for clients of the boutique IP […]

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Facebook hit with ACCC action for ‘misleading’ users over data protection app
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-16 10:43 am By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has launched enforcement action against Facebook, alleging the social media giant engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct in the promotion of […]

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Lawsuit challenges government ban on overseas travel
Coronavirus 2020-12-16 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal government is facing a legal challenge to its ban on overseas travel, the latest attempt to have a government-imposed COVID-19 restriction on movement […]

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Victorian Attorney General Jill Hennessy quits to spend more time with family
Policy and Regulation 2020-12-16 10:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Victoria’s Attorney General Jill Hennessy will step down from her ministerial role in the Andrews government to spend more time with her two teenage daughters, […]

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Ex-BlueScope exec Jason Ellis avoids jail for obstructing ACCC cartel probe
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former BlueScope general manager of sales and marketing Jason Ellis has been convicted and sentenced to a wholly suspended prison term of eight months after […]

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Reckitt’s ‘weak’ case dooms bid to kill Raid Max ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-14 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed an attempt by a Reckitt Benckiser unit to block Raid insect spray ads by rival SC Johnson, saying the consumer goods […]

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Banksia funder’s son would have confided in friend had he known of dad’s deception, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-11 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of the funder behind a class action at the centre of scandalous misconduct claims says he would have sought advice from a family […]

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