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Judge ‘not following’ government’s argument backing coal expansion in climate class action
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-03-03 6:23 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Federal Government has argued a class action against the expansion of a northern NSW mine has “conspicuously failed” to show that the emissions would […]

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Sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins to lead review into Parliamentary workplace
Employment 2021-03-05 6:06 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

An independent review into Parliamentary workplace culture will be led by sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins, the Federal Government has announced, two days after Christian […]

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Crown to face first ever oppressive conduct claims in shareholder class action
Entertainment 2021-03-04 9:16 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Crown Resorts is facing the first ever oppressive conduct claims in a shareholder class action which alleges the casino giant had lax anti-money laundering compliance […]

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Judge OKs $9.5M McMillan Shakespeare settlement despite funder, lawyers taking bulk
Class Actions 2021-02-05 5:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has approved a $9.5 million settlement in a class action against McMillan Shakespeare as fair and reasonable, allowing a common fund order and […]

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JPMorgan seeks to shield interview docs in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-27 9:21 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

While a Federal Court judge recently promised to advance a long-running criminal cartel case against several investment banks and individuals over a $2.5 billion ANZ […]

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Uber loses bid to shrink taxi driver class action
Class Actions 2021-01-11 1:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has rejected a bid by Uber to significantly trim a class action brought by Maurice Blackburn on behalf of successors and assignees or […]

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CFMEU liable for officers’ refusal to produce permits, Full Court holds
Employment 2020-11-25 6:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Full Federal Court has upheld a ruling that the CFMEU was “knowingly concerned” in the refusal of union officers to produce entry permits at […]

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a2 Milk trade mark disputes with Lion Dairy near settlement, court told
Intellectual Property 2021-02-23 5:09 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two high stakes lawsuits brought by a2 Milk Company against rival dairy producers over the use of a2 as a trade mark are “very likely” […]

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Judge who called expert conclave a ‘car crash’ won’t recuse herself
Professional negligence 2021-02-22 1:04 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has refused to disqualify herself from hearing a complex medical negligence lawsuit after she described an expert conclave as a “car crash”, citing […]

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44-count indictment filed in ANZ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-18 2:57 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Forty-four charges have been outlined in a long-awaited indictment in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement, including 29 charges against […]

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