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Judge rejects government’s attempt to limit liability in Murray Darling class action
Class Actions 2021-04-13 3:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found the Commonwealth and Murray Darling Basin Authority are not “public authorities”, striking out large portions of their defence in a class […]

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Legal spat over Virgin’s leased airplane engines heads to High Court
High Court 2021-04-13 11:59 am By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted special leave to hear a first-of-its-kind dispute over a number of airplane engines leased by the beleaguered Virgin Airlines, which […]

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Johnson & Johnson asks High Court to review landmark pelvic mesh ruling
Product Liability 2021-04-09 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Johnson & Johnson unit wants the High Court to review the Full Federal Court’s rejection of its challenge to a landmark class action ruling […]

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Deloitte wants to keep lid on retirement talks in $3.8M age discrimination lawsuit
Employment 2021-04-07 5:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Deloitte is seeking to set aside a subpoena for documents recording chats with partners about retirement after they turned 62, in a closely watched age […]

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Porter says ABC journalist’s ‘hypocrisy’ boosts case for aggravated damages
Defamation 2021-04-01 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The “hypocrisy” of ABC journalist Louise Milligan in criticising the host of Media Watch for not seeking comment before a broadcast last month has aggravated […]

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JPMorgan wants to have its cake and eat it too in ANZ cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-19 7:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Whistleblower JPMorgan can’t be a witness in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement that has ensnared several investment banks and […]

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Former solicitor-general to defend ABC in Christian Porter’s defamation case
Defamation 2021-03-18 3:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former solicitor-general Justin Gleeson SC, who recently called for an inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter’s fitness for office in the face of rape allegations, will […]

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ABC faces high bar in defence against Christian Porter’s defamation case
Analysis 2021-03-16 11:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Facing laws strongly favouring plaintiffs and defamation claims based on allegations of an historic rape with no witnesses, the ABC has an uphill battle in […]

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Christian Porter accuses ABC reporter of ‘campaign’ to destroy his reputation
Defamation 2021-03-15 11:55 am By Christine Caulfield

Attorney-General Christian Porter has filed defamation proceedings in the Federal Court against the ABC and journalist Louise Milligan over an online article he says made […]

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Johnson & Johnson unit loses high-stakes appeal in pelvic mesh class action
Appeals 2021-03-05 11:34 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has tossed an appeal by Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon challenging a landmark decision that put it on the hook for […]

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