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Court slashes $450,000 judgment against HWL Ebsworth
Employment December 17, 2019 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has slashed a $450,000 judgment against law firm HWL Ebsworth to $127,000, after finding a former partner who sued the firm for […]

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HWL Ebsworth says it axed partner for lying about printouts
Business of Law November 21, 2019 9:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth claims it was justified in firing a former partner for being dishonest about why he printed out confidential material, as the firm challenges […]

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ACCC to challenge dismissal of TPG case over non-refundable prepayments
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2019 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog is appealing a ruling dismissing its case against TPG over contract terms that allowed the internet provider to keep customers’ unused prepaid […]

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Judge was open to doubt Rush accuser’s credibility, appeals court hears
Appeals November 5, 2019 10:21 pm By Hannah Gee

The judge who sided with Geoffrey Rush in his defamation case against the Daily Telegraph was not wrong to find the newspaper’s primary witness, actress […]

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Nationwide drops judicial bias claim in Geoffrey Rush defamation appeal
Defamation November 4, 2019 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nationwide News is backpedaling from claims that a $2.9 million defamation judgment won by actor Geoffrey Rush should be overturned because of apprehended bias on […]

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TPG ‘vindicated’ by dismissal of ACCC case over non-refundable customer prepayments
Competition & Consumer Protection October 11, 2019 3:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Internet provider TPG says it has been “vindicated” by a judge’s decision to throw out the consumer watchdog’s case over allegedly unfair contract terms that […]

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High Court to hear wrongful death case over Queensland airplane crash
Appeals September 17, 2019 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Australian companies have won their application for special leave to the High Court as they continue their fight to shut down a wrongful death […]

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‘Affront to equality’: High Court trashes rule allowing self-repped lawyers to claim costs
Appeals September 4, 2019 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has done away with a rule that allowed self-represented lawyers to claim costs for legal proceedings, calling the exception an “affront to […]

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‘We’re not in the realm of snake oil’: AFT appeals Maxigesic judgment
Competition & Consumer Protection August 13, 2019 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has challenged a Federal Court decision that found its Maxisegic ads were misleading and deceptive, saying the judge “set the bar too high” […]

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Pitcher Partners can’t escape $5.6M judgment over concealed accounting botch job
Appeals July 23, 2019 1:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pitcher Partners has lost its challenge to a ruling socking it with a $5.6 million bill for an accounting error concealed from client Neville’s Bus […]

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