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Man suing judge for unlawful imprisonment blasts ‘hopeless’ defence
Trials 2022-05-24 8:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The state of Queensland has brought a “hopeless” defence in a $2.5 million suit alleging a Federal Circuit judge unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland man for […]

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KPMG takes Arrium class action venue battle to High Court
Class Actions 2022-05-13 1:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

A fight over the venue for a class action against KPMG by investors in the collapsed mining company Arrium has been taken to the High […]

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IAG appeals to High Court, says JobKeeper should offset any COVID-19 payouts
Insurance 2022-03-22 10:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

While mostly prevailing in test cases over coverage for COVID-19 business interruption claims, Insurance Australia Group has asked the High Court to weigh in on […]

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Insurers defeat appeals in COVID-19 business interruption test cases
Coronavirus 2022-02-21 5:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court challenge by a group of small businesses seeking coverage under business interruption insurance policies for losses flowing from COVID-19 restrictions has largely […]

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‘Capricious’ conduct by Morrison government dooms Beetaloo gas contract
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-12-23 5:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has voided contracts between the Morrison government and a subsidiary of Empire Energy for gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin after finding 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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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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Beetaloo gas exploration was approved to ‘stymie’ climate change case, judge told
Climate change 2021-11-02 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government decision’s to enter into a contract with a subsidiary of Empire Energy for gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin was an effort […]

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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test cases
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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High Court finds media responsible for third-party Facebook comments
Defamation 2021-09-08 3:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The High Court has found that media outlets are responsible for the publication of defamatory third-party comments on news stories posted to their Facebook pages, […]

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