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Judge denies ‘hostility’ towards COVID-19 vaccine mandate challengers
Coronavirus 2021-12-03 5:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Victorian workers challenging the government’s health directions requiring workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have lost their second bid to disqualify the judge hearing the […]

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More casuals class actions to be dropped in wake of High Court’s Rossato decision
Employment 2021-12-01 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two law firms are seeking court approval to drop class actions brought on behalf of allegedly misclassified casual coal miners, in light of a High […]

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Judge won’t let two class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte run in parallel
Class Actions 2021-09-22 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an application by the plaintiffs in two class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte to run their cases side-by-side, but said […]

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MIS regime poses ‘real risk’ to consolidating Freedom Foods class actions, court told
Class Actions 2021-09-17 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Recent changes to the law requiring funded class actions to be registered as managed investment schemes have complicated the question of how best to resolve […]

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Court throws out protester’s challenge to Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown orders
Coronavirus 2021-08-17 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has thrown out a protester’s lawsuit challenging Victoria’s stay-at-home orders during the state’s extended lockdown last year, saying the relevant provisions in the […]

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Victoria says COVID-19 lockdown did not violate freedom of communication
Coronavirus 2021-07-29 7:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Victorian Government has told a judge the COVID-19 restrictions imposed during its extended lockdown last year did not infringe on the freedom of political […]

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ASIC case over US Navy program ignores disclosure rule exceptions, Austal CEO tells court
ASIC 2021-07-08 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The former boss of defence shipbuilder Austal, who is facing penalty proceedings by ASIC, has told a court the regulator’s case was based on information […]

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BHP asks High Court to weigh in on inclusion of foreign investors in class action
Appeals 2021-07-05 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Global resources giant BHP Group is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a ruling that rejected its bid to exclude foreign investors […]

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BHP loses ‘highly problematic’ bid to exclude foreign investors from class action
Appeals 2021-06-03 10:10 am By Cindy Cameronne

Global resources giant BHP Group has lost an appeal in its fight to exclude foreign investors from a shareholder class action over the 2015 Fundao […]

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BHP tells Full Court class action regime only for Australian residents
Class Actions 2021-05-21 11:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global resources giant BHP Group has asked the Full Court to rule foreign investors should be excluded from a shareholder class action over the 2015 […]

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