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Qantas underpaying staff by ‘setting off’ JobKeeper payments, court finds
Employment 2020-09-24 6:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has provided clarification as to how the Morrison government’s JobKeeper scheme operates, in a ruling against Qantas Airways that found the airline […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-18 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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ACCC says lower fine ‘appropriate’ in VW appeal of record $125M ‘dieselgate’ penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-05 12:58 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission maintains its $75 million settlement agreement with Volkswagen over the emissions cheating scandal was “appropriate”, as VW progresses its […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Melco must produce docs to Crown Resorts inquiry, appeals court says
White Collar 2020-03-12 10:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hong Kong-based casino group Melco Resorts must hand over documents claimed to be privileged to a NSW public inquiry into James Packer’s Crown Resorts, with […]

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Merivale slams pleadings in $129M underpayment class action
Class Actions 2020-03-12 12:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered the lead applicant in a $129 million underpayment class action against Merivale to fill gaps in his case, after the hospitality […]

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Federal Court grapples with own practice note in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions 2020-03-10 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

With the common fund order tossed in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, a Federal Court judge on Tuesday […]

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Government reaches settlement in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions 2020-02-27 10:55 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached in three class action against the Commonwealth of Australia over the use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at government military […]

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ASIC pans Wagyu and shiraz ‘thought experiments’ in Westpac home loan appeal
Financial Services 2020-02-25 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has criticised a Federal Court judge for his ‘thought experiments’ around prospective home loan applicants feasting on Wagyu beef and shiraz, as the regulator […]

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