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Federal Court grapples with own practice note in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions March 10, 2020 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

With the common fund order tossed in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, a Federal Court judge on Tuesday […]

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‘Forensic voyeurism’: Judge denies BHP bid for docs in $36M spat with insurers
Insurance March 10, 2020 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of BHP Billiton can’t get its hands on underwriting documents in its case against Lloyd’s of London and Berkley Insurance, which are being […]

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Elaine Stead to push ahead with defamation case despite Nine’s ‘inadequate’ defence
Defamation March 10, 2020 5:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Venture capitalist Elaine Stead is pushing forward with her defamation case against the Nine-owned Fairfax Media despite what she has called an “inadequate” third attempt […]

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Bega did not waive legal professional privilege by probing cancer-stricken witness
Intellectual Property March 9, 2020 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fonterra Brands has been blocked from accessing documents recording a witness statement made and later disputed by Bega’s executive chairman, in a dispute between the […]

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Director’s illness no excuse to dodge employee PAYG, super payments, appeals court finds
Tax March 9, 2020 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A restaurant director will have to pay over $33,000 in unpaid tax after an appeals court found that despite a prolonged period of severe illness […]

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Union files FWC challenge after Qantas worker suspended for coronavirus warning
Employment March 9, 2020 2:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas is facing a Fair Work Commission lawsuit by the Transport Workers’ Union after the airline suspended an aircraft cleaner who raised concerns about coronavirus […]

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Melbourne brothel wants order compelling Google to release info on anonymous reviewers
Defamation March 9, 2020 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has been hit with a third preliminary discovery lawsuit seeking the identity of online reviewers, this time by a Melbourne brothel and escort service […]

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‘Total war’: Judge rejects Hytera’s new defence in Motorola IP dispute
Intellectual Property March 6, 2020 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Calling the complex intellectual property dispute a “total war” between the tech giants, a judge has dismissed a proposed amended defence by Hytera Communications to […]

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Rural Funds wants $625,000 in damages from US short seller Bonitas
Securities March 6, 2020 12:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Agricultural fund management firm Rural Funds Management is seeking over $625,000 in damages from US short seller Bonitas Research, which was found by the NSW […]

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Crude joke no valid reason for dismissing ‘larrikin’ mine worker, FWC finds
Employment March 6, 2020 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Commission has found that BHP’s decision to fire a mine worker and self-professed ‘larrikin’ for a single crude joke was unjustified, but […]

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