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Murray Darling Basin Authority fails again to limit class action liability
Appeals 2021-10-12 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Murray Darling Basin Authority can’t rely on defences claiming it is a “public or other authority” to limit the liability of a class action […]

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Appeals court to decide if Murray Darling Basin Authority can limit class action liability
Class Actions 2021-08-27 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority will soon make its case directly to an appeals court that it can rely on defences limiting its liability to farmers […]

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Santos accused of misleading market by ‘greenwashing’ natural gas claims
Environment 2021-08-26 6:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Leading Australian oil and gas producer Santos is accused of misleading the market by “greenwashing” its environmental credentials in a landmark shareholder-led lawsuit filed in […]

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ACCC says Google’s ‘Oh Shit’ meeting relevant to penalty in location privacy case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-13 4:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC wants Google to produce documents related to its infamous ‘Oh Shit’ meeting, which the consumer regulator says will be relevant to the tech […]

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Judge rejects government’s attempt to limit liability in Murray Darling class action
Class Actions 2021-04-13 3:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found the Commonwealth and Murray Darling Basin Authority are not “public authorities”, striking out large portions of their defence in a class […]

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GetSwift wins appeal bid to disqualify judge from class action
Appeals 2021-03-05 10:38 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

GetSwift has triumphed in its bid to disqualify a judge who refused to recuse himself from hearing a shareholder class action against the logistics software […]

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GetSwift slammed for ‘unfair attack’ on judge hearing class action, ASIC case
Class Actions 2021-02-15 7:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

GetSwift has been criticised for its “quite unfair attack” on a Federal Court judge who refused to disqualify himself from hearing a shareholder class action […]

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Google execs held ‘Oh shit’ meeting after report on location data disclosures, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-14 2:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A media report about Google’s location data privacy disclosures that set off investigations by consumer regulators in Australia and the US triggered crisis talks by […]

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Facebook tries again to dodge privacy lawsuit in Australia
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-29 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook will press on with its argument that it can’t be sued in Australia by the country’s privacy commissioner for its alleged disclosure of users’ […]

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Facebook can’t escape privacy action with jurisdiction argument
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-14 2:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook’s argument that it can’t be sued by the privacy commissioner in Australia has fallen flat, with a judge rejecting the social media giant’s application […]

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