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Law firms circle insurers over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Class Actions 2021-01-15 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

At least five law firms are investigating lawsuits, including class action proceedings, in the wake of a landmark test case on COVID-19 exclusions for business […]

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Whistleblower laws don’t apply retrospectively, judge says in ANZ bank trader’s case
Employment 2020-12-11 5:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has thrown out the portion of a lawsuit brought by an ANZ trader who was sacked in 2015 that was brought under enhanced […]

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High Court to hear challenge to landmark ruling on casual workers’ rights
High Court 2020-11-26 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to labour hire company WorkPac to challenge a Full Court judgment that granted entitlements to casual workers with […]

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Former prosecutor in Victoria OPP’s sex offences unit loses appeal in PTSD case
Employment 2020-11-24 9:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has overturned a $435,000 win for solicitor Zagi Kozarov, a former prosecutor in the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions specialist sexual offences […]

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‘An order that has never been made before’: Judge preps for contingency fee hearing
Class Actions 2020-11-19 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge hearing two competing class actions against Allianz Australia over “junk” insurance has asked the parties for feedback on what she […]

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Insurers lose COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2020-11-18 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers will face a flood of pandemic-related claims after an appeals court ruled in a test case brought by the Insurance Council that certain infectious […]

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COVID-19 lockdown challenge tossed by High Court
High Court 2020-11-06 11:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has unanimously rejected a constitutional challenge against the Victorian government over its COVID-19 lockdown measures. The court on Friday sided with the […]

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Carnival looks to axe overseas passenger claims in Ruby Princess class action
Coronavirus 2020-10-26 12:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A fight is brewing over whether US and UK passengers aboard the Ruby Princess should be part of a class action against cruise operators Carnival […]

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Insurers slam The Star’s ‘misconceived’ COVID-19 coverage case
Insurance 2020-09-28 2:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

COVID-19 was clearly excluded from the business interruption insurance policy taken out by The Star, and a lawsuit seeking coverage for economic loss resulting from […]

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‘Tabloid crusade’: Judges toss Daily Telegraph’s appeal in Geoffrey Rush defamation case
Appeals 2020-07-02 9:37 am By Alison Eveleigh

Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News has failed in its appeal of a judgment that found it defamed Geoffrey Rush in articles that accused the Oscar-winning […]

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