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Judge suppresses sex harassment claims against philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn
Employment May 21, 2020 5:07 pm By editor

The details of a sex harassment lawsuit brought against entrepreneur Sir Owen Glenn by a former executive assistant employed with his philanthropic foundation have been […]

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Businesses rush to register COVID-19 trade marks, and not all are doomed to fail
Expert Insights May 13, 2020 2:41 pm By editor

From a hand sanitiser called Covidfighter to delivery services branded The Quarantine Concierge, the coronavirus pandemic has led to numerous trade mark applications to IP […]

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Why the case against contingency fees does not stack up
Expert Insights March 16, 2020 2:20 pm By editor

Legal professional associations across the country have recently been speaking out against the impending introduction in Victoria of percentage-based or “contingency” fees charged by plaintiff […]

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Greater cooperation between regulators, class action litigants would remove substantial barriers
Expert Insights December 3, 2019 11:18 pm By editor

The close relationship between regulator action seeking to prosecute corporate wrongdoing and private enforcement is an established and powerful means of recovering compensation for the […]

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Lawyerly holiday publishing schedule
Article December 20, 2019 1:18 pm By editor

In observance of the holidays, Lawyerly will be closed from December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020. We will resume regular daily publishing on Monday, […]

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Groundhog day for privacy tort
Expert Insights September 17, 2019 2:53 pm By editor

In its recent Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommended that a new statutory cause of action be created […]

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Solidarity forever: Trade unions make the class action regime strong
Expert Insights September 30, 2019 10:40 pm By editor

The re-emergence of employment law class actions over the last five years has drawn criticism from employer groups, as Australian workers embrace the collective redress […]

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Going Wayback: The current state of using wayback machine evidence in court
Expert Insights September 27, 2019 8:45 pm By editor

The admissibility of print-outs from the “Wayback Machine – Internet Archive” website is increasingly being considered by the Federal Court of Australia. The decision of […]

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Funder succeeds in declaration enforcing its class action agreements
Expert Insights September 24, 2019 1:33 pm By editor

The decision in Murphy Operator Pty Ltd v Gladstone Ports Corporation is a landmark one. It confirms the validity of the class action funding business […]

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ACCC issues guidance on competition risks in IP transactions: Beware the inadvertent cartel
Expert Insights September 19, 2019 12:47 pm By editor

The ACCC has issued final guidelines on how Australia’s competition laws will apply to intellectual property assignments and licences following the repeal of the ‘IP […]

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