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Rex boss threatened cadets in letter urging ‘fierce loyalty’, appeals court says
Employment 2021-12-17 10:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australia’s leading regional airline faces further litigation after an appeals court found it sent a threatening letter to prospective cadet pilots, urging them to stay […]

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High Court to hear Google’s challenge to $40,000 defamation award to gangland lawyer
High Court 2021-12-14 5:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted Google special leave to challenge a $40,000 defamation judgment awarded to gangland lawyer George Defteros, with the search giant arguing […]

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High Court won’t hear TechnologyOne exec’s bid to revive $5.2M award
Employment 2021-12-09 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former TechnologyOne executive has lost his application for special leave to appeal a judgment throwing out a $5.2 million bullying judgment in his favour, […]

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Worldwide freezing orders not conditional on enforcement prospects, High Court says
Tax 2021-12-08 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has granted the ATO’s bid to impose a worldwide freezing order against Chinese property developer Changran Huang, saying the court’s power to […]

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Full Court throws out ‘mistaken’ judgment on AFT’s Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-07 6:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge was “mistaken” to find that AFT Pharmaceuticals’ ads for its painkiller Maxigesic were misleading, with the Full Federal Court ruling there was an […]

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Norton Rose wins appeal against sacked partner, but faulted for ‘serious error in judgment’
Employment 2021-11-26 7:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has won its appeal of a $160,000 judgment in favour of former partner Thomas Martin, with the Full Federal Court […]

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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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CBA seeks leniency as judge grapples with first criminal case of its kind
Financial Services 2021-10-29 5:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A fine imposed against the Commonwealth Bank for false and misleading representations to customers should reflect offences that were “well below the midpoint” of seriousness, […]

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Colonial First State ordered to pay $20M for misleading 13,000 MySuper members
Financial Services 2021-10-19 2:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has slugged wealth management firm Colonial First State Investments with a $20 million penalty for misleading almost 13,000 superannuation members about their […]

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High Court tosses appeal of sacked climate-skeptic professor
High Court 2021-10-13 7:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has thrown out sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd’s appeal of his dismissal by James Cook University, finding protection of intellectual freedom […]

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