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Judge rejects bid to suppress legal costs report in SurfStitch class actions
Class Actions December 5, 2019 10:03 pm By Hannah Gee

A judge has rejected an application sought by the plaintiffs in two recently settled class actions against online shopping retailer SurfStitch to keep an independent […]

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Fallen star: Walt Disney-owned Star Television loses trade mark
Intellectual Property November 27, 2019 3:45 pm By Hannah Gee

Gaming giant Star Entertainment has succeeded in its application to strip Walt Disney-owned Star Television of its registered Australian trade mark. Star Television, together with […]

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Energy Australia sued for cutting off cash-strapped customers
Competition & Consumer Protection November 22, 2019 1:03 pm By Hannah Gee

The energy regulator has brought legal action against EnergyAustralia, alleging the power company breached its own hardship policy when it disconnected eight hard-up customers. AER […]

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Partner that called manager a ‘malicious intermeddling fool’ not a rude person, court hears
Business of Law November 21, 2019 8:44 pm By Hannah Gee

A senior partner at a Sydney law firm who allegedly called a business manager “a malicious intermeddling fool” and coined a fictional disease to describe […]

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Hashtag can’t save Lidl’s geographical trade mark
Intellectual Property November 11, 2019 10:30 pm By Hannah Gee

German supermarket chain Lidl has lost a bid to register #santaclara as a trade mark in Australia, with a delegate saying the addition of the […]

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Drug tests discriminated against gay NSW police officers, court rules
Employment December 2, 2019 6:26 pm By Hannah Gee

Four gay police officers have won their discrimination case against NSW Police, with a tribunal finding they were subjected to drug testing because of their […]

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Helen Rosamond gets first look at asset list doc in NAB’s fraud suit
White Collar November 22, 2019 9:16 pm By Hannah Gee

Arguing the material could be self-incriminating, accused scammer Helen Rosamond will get the first look at subpoenaed documents obtained by National Australia Bank in its […]

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Managing partner told law firm manager to stop lining up menstrual cycle with billing cycle, court hears
Employment November 18, 2019 10:04 pm By Hannah Gee

Emails from the managing partner at a high-profile Australian law firm to a general manager were “vitriolic” and “belitting,” a court has heard, including one […]

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‘Not everyone will be happy’: APRA chair says pay overhaul plan has caused executive ‘angst’
Financial Services November 13, 2019 4:26 pm By Hannah Gee

Australia’s executives have responded to APRA’s proposed overhaul to executive remuneration with “a fair amount of angst”, according to Chair Wayne Byres, who said the […]

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BPS Recovery founding partner barred for a year over ‘serious conduct’
Restructuring & Insolvency December 3, 2019 5:17 pm By Hannah Gee

A founder partner of insolvency firm BPS Recovery has been barred from taking on any appointments as a registered liquidator for a year, after an […]

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