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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Appeals dismissed in ‘inconceivable’ challenge to NSW COVID-19 jab mandate
Coronavirus 2021-12-08 5:58 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has found it “inconceivable” that legislation aimed at protecting public health would not have afforded the New South Wales health minister the […]

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On trial for ‘parody of court hearing’, judge says he made a mistake
Trials 2021-12-06 9:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Federal Circuit Court judge has hit back at accusations he conducted “the grossest parody of a court hearing” when he unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland […]

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In class action defence, Merivale says it shouldn’t be forced to backpay staff
Class Actions 2021-11-24 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hospitality giant Merivale has streamlined its defence of a $129 million underpayment class action, arguing that it shouldn’t be expected to back pay employees because […]

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High Court shoots down Volkswagen’s challenge to landmark $125M dieselgate penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-12 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has rejected Volkswagen’s special leave application to challenge a record $125 million penalty for selling cars with a defeat device that allowed […]

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‘Dictates of conscience’ do not override need for COVID-19 vaccine, court says
Coronavirus 2021-11-10 5:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has struck down the third wave of challenges to the New South Wales public health orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for health workers, ruling […]

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Arrium class action plaintiffs can’t delay hearing on group costs order
Class Actions 2021-10-22 3:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian Supreme Court will push ahead with a hearing for a group costs order in a class action by Arrium shareholders despite requests by […]

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Court strikes down challenges to NSW COVID-19 vaccination mandate
Coronavirus 2021-10-15 9:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has dismissed challenges to the New South Wales public health orders that made it mandatory for certain workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, […]

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ACCC officers face pre-trial grilling in ANZ cartel case as judge questions need for committal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-12 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Five enforcement officers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be cross-examined by lawyers for banks facing price fixing charges over their conduct following […]

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ANZ wins access to JPMorgan settlement chats in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement has granted ANZ’s bid for unredacted documents which the bank says will […]

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