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Judge slams notice of ‘very light’ GetSwift class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-10-18 3:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised a proposed settlement notice in a shareholder class action against GetSwift for failing to inform group members of how much they […]

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ACCC seeks $90M penalty for Trivago’s ‘startlingly misleading’ hotel deals
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-18 4:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $90 million penalty against Trivago for the “startlingly misleading” ranking system used on its travel price comparison website.

Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that found it had a duty of care to protect Australian children from the effects of climate change.

AMP wins bid to shield emails in $35.5M poaching dispute
Contracts 2021-10-18 10:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Software company DST Bluedoor has lost its bid to access communications between its former founding director and AMP in a $35.5 million lawsuit accusing the financial services company of inducing 11 DST employees to jump ship after licensing its online platform.

Lawyer who helped expose Banksia scandal questions reliance on self-regulation
Class Actions 2021-10-15 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The solicitor behind the successful challenge to the claim for ill-gotten spoils by the Banksia Securities class action legal team says he draws little comfort from the conclusion by the judge who strongly condemned the misconduct that the legal system is capable of regulating itself. More needs to be done to root out the systemic causes of the arrogance on display in the case, he says.

Court strikes down challenges to NSW COVID-19 vaccination mandate
Coronavirus 2021-10-15 9:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has dismissed challenges to the New South Wales public health orders that made it mandatory for certain workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, declaring they did not breach workers’ rights to bodily integrity.

Settlement talks fail in Pitcher Partners, Arnold Bloch Leibler class actions
Class Actions 2021-10-15 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions against Pitcher Partners and Arnold Bloch Leibler over advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition will proceed to trial next month after mediation between the parties failed to resolve the cases.

Christian Porter targets former Solicitor-General’s briefs in Jo Dyer appeal
Defamation 2021-10-15 2:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Attorney-General Christian Porter wants to rely on new evidence relating to former Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson SC as he appeals the removal of his high […]

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ACCC’s approval of BPAY, Eftpos, New Payments Platform merger faces challenge
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-15 9:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A challenge to the ACCC’s approval of the merger of major payment platforms BPAY, Eftpos and New Payments Platform Australia has been challenged by a […]

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Trial in Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case delayed to 2022
Defamation 2021-10-15 9:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has adjourned trial in the defamation case by accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith to early 2022, saying relocation was not practical after COVID-19 […]

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