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Trivago misled hotel booking customers to boost income, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection January 21, 2020 11:48 am By Miklos Bolza

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago misled consumers about its cheapest price promise by arranging its listings according to payments it received instead of the actual hotel […]

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Glencore unit does not owe injured workers unlimited personal leave, court says
Employment January 21, 2020 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has defeated a case brought by the CFMEU claiming it was obligated to pay unlimited amounts of personal leave to sick or injured employees.

‘Worthless and unsaleable’: Accounting firm hit with class action over Guvera advice
Class Actions January 20, 2020 2:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shareholders of collapsed music streaming platform Guvera have filed a class action against an accounting firm seeking to recoup their losses for the firm’s alleged negligence in promoting an investment opportunity in the failed tech company.

IMF poised to take over class actions from rival funders rattled by common fund ruling
Class Actions January 20, 2020 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder IMF Bentham has shrugged off concerns about the High Court’s recent ruling on common fund orders, telling investors that it’s in a position to take over some class actions from funders daunted by the prospect of bookbuilding.

Ashurst admits to underpaying staff
Business of Law January 20, 2020 5:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ashurst has become the latest law firm to be ensnared in the underpayments scandal affecting Australian businesses, with the firm admitting to underpaying a number of staff covered under the legal services award.

Class action in the works over ‘sports rorts’ scandal
Class Actions January 20, 2020 11:17 am By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Slater and Gordon is investigating a potential class action on behalf of sports clubs who claim they missed out on funding from a $100 million grants program overseen by Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie.

Griffin Coal can’t get hands on docs in long-running spat with Carna Group
Energy & Natural Resources January 17, 2020 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been denied access to documents while defending a consumer law case brought by the liquidators of a collapsed mining […]

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IP Australia can’t swallow Scotch Whisky Association’s opposition to Clyde River mark
Intellectual Property January 17, 2020 10:59 am By Miklos Bolza

The UK-based Scotch Whisky Association has lost its opposition to the Clyde River trade mark for use on alcoholic beverages, with an IP Australia delegate […]

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Employees should be entitled to damages for missed super payments, Maurice Blackburn says
ASIC January 17, 2020 6:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A new superannuation bill working its way through the Federal Parliament should include a right of action for employees to seek damages against businesses that […]

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Clive Palmer sues to block funding for resort timeshare class action
Class Actions January 16, 2020 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A company owned by Clive Palmer has filed a lawsuit seeking to thwart a class action brought by villa owners in the billionaire’s now abandoned […]

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