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Law firm went ‘far beyond permissible scope’ of involvement in expert report, court says
Business of Law 2022-06-27 6:40 pm By Sam Matthews

The conduct of Corrs Chambers Westgarth in the preparation of an ostensibly independent expert report in a trade secrets case “must not be repeated”, a […]

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‘Where are our rights?’: ASIC wants to be heard in privilege row over PwC report
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-27 2:57 pm By Sam Matthews

ASIC has renewed its bid to see a PricewaterhouseCoopers report commissioned by TerraCom in order to defend the coal mining company’s appeal of a judgment […]

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Google must pay indemnity costs for ‘untenable defences’ in Barilaro defamation case
Defamation 2022-06-27 4:25 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has ordered that Google pay indemnity costs to former deputy premier of NSW John Barilaro, in addition to $7150,000 in damages over a […]

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Appeal lodged in class action by cruise voyagers forced to take the bus
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-24 10:18 pm By Sam Matthews

Cruise operator Scenic Tours is appealing a courtroom loss that could see it owing $25 million in damages in a class action by travelers who […]

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Law firm behind ANZ, Westpac flex commission cases to try again for contingency fees
Class Actions 2022-06-23 9:18 pm By Sam Matthews

The law firm that lost the first ever application for a group costs order in class actions against ANZ and Westpac has indicated it will […]

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Macquarie not to blame for $2.9M theft by adviser, court told
Financial Services 2022-06-23 9:02 pm By Sam Matthews

Macquarie Bank has denied liability for a financial adviser’s theft of $2.9 million in customer funds, which the Australian Securities and Investments Commission alleged was […]

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Toyota didn’t invent Lexus grille shape: IP Australia
Intellectual Property 2022-06-23 1:52 pm By Sam Matthews

Toyota has lost a bid to trade mark the shape of its ‘spindle grille’, which features on models in its Lexus division, despite a finding […]

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Qantas trainer accused of staring at worker’s breasts unfairly sacked, FWC says
Employment 2022-06-22 7:07 pm By Sam Matthews

The full bench of the Fair Work Commission has thrown out Qantas’ bid to overturn the reinstatement of a trainer accused of staring at a […]

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Crown Sydney gets go-ahead to resume NSW gaming operations
Gaming 2022-06-22 3:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Crown Casino has been given conditional approval to reopen gaming operations in Sydney following its takeover by private equity firm Blackstone. The rehabilitation of the […]

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Legal services board suspends law licence of wealth guru Grubisa
Legal Ethics 2022-06-22 3:54 pm By Sam Matthews

The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner has suspended wealth guru Dominique Grubisa’s law licence, saying she is “not entitled to engage in legal practice […]

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