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McDonald’s franchisee says law doesn’t entitle staff to use the toilet whenever they want
Employment February 12, 2020 3:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

A McDonald’s franchisee has hit back at claims it threatened staff with cruel and inhumane working conditions by telling employees they could not go to […]

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ACCC flags concerns over $120M merger of mortgage aggregators AFG, Connective
Competition & Consumer Protection February 12, 2020 11:10 am By Christine Caulfield

Australian Finance Group’s proposed acquistion of rival Connective Group has raised red flags for the competition regulator, which says the tie-up would create Australia’s largest […]

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Federal Court may not cede class action ground to Victoria if contingency fee bill passes
Class Actions February 11, 2020 9:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

With Victoria set to pass legislation permitting law firms to charge contingency fees, experts have raised fears of an exodus of class actions from other […]

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High Court’s common fund ruling ‘no great disaster’, federal judge says
Class Actions February 10, 2020 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s recent ruling putting a stop to the practice of judges issuing common fund orders at the early stages of class action proceedings, […]

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Lawyer wins $750,000 in defamation case over negative Google reviews
Defamation February 7, 2020 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

An Adelaide lawyer has been awarded $750,000 in damages after suing a woman who gave him bad reviews on Google that sent 80 per cent […]

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ACCC slammed for ‘opaque’ demands in misuse of market power case against TasPorts
Competition & Consumer Protection February 7, 2020 5:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lawyer for Tasmanian state government owned ports company TasPorts has criticised the ACCC’s first-of-its kind case that alleges it is misusing its market power […]

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CFMEU’s John Setka says spat over member defection should be handled internally
Employment February 5, 2020 2:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bitter feud between the national office of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union and union heayweight John Setka, who is accused of […]

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Oliver Hume faces $12M legal challenge from overseas investors
Real Estate February 5, 2020 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Real estate company Oliver Hume is facing three lawsuits from overseas investors seeking to get back the $12 million they invested in a mortgage fund […]

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High Court won’t hear landowners case over payout for WestConnex project
Real Estate February 5, 2020 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Three Sydney commercial landlords whose properties were compulsorily acquired to make way for the WestConnex project have come to the end of the road in […]

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Vocus class action to seek first common fund order since High Court ruling
Class Actions February 4, 2020 7:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder behind the recently resolved shareholder class action against teleco Vocus will ask a judge to make a common fund order at a hearing […]

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