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Judge sets course to avoid ‘Brobdingnagian’ trial in PFAS class actions
Class Actions 2021-08-20 5:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

With mediation failing to resolve an expansive class action against the federal government over its use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam, a judge has charted […]

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Payday lender Cigno loses bid to overturn ASIC’s short-term credit lending ban
Appeals 2021-06-29 10:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Payday lender Cigno has lost its appeal of a ruling which upheld ASIC’s first product intervention order banning the use of short-term lending models with […]

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Government ordered to do ‘root and branch review’ of PFAS class action defence
Class Actions 2021-05-28 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered the federal government to file an amended defence in one of two class actions over its use of allegedly toxic firefighting […]

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Court scuttles Adani’s water plans for Carmichael coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-05-25 5:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has hit another potential snag, with the Federal Court on Tuesday sending the company’s moves to pump 12.5 […]

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High Court to hear Glencore shipping fee fight with Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-17 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Port of Newcastle and mining giant Glencore over access charges to shipping channels used […]

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High Court grants special leave in backpacker tax case
High Court 2021-02-12 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a British citizen who is locked in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over a 15 […]

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The top litigation law firms of 2020
Feature 2021-01-27 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2020 delivered significant victories for clients last year in bet-the-company matters, thriving in a tumultuous year that saw courts and litigants […]

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Glencore wins appeal in shipping fee fight with Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-27 9:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Mining giant Glencore has won its appeal over access charges to Port of Newcastle shipping channels used to export coal from the Hunter Valley. In […]

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Backpacker’s tax not discriminatory, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-08-06 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Taxation Office has won its appeal of a ruling that found that a 15 per cent ‘Backpacker’s Tax’ imposed on holders of Australian […]

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Full Court to hear Cigno challenge to ASIC ban on short-term credit lending
Appeals 2020-05-20 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cigno has appealed a ruling shooting down its challenge to the first action brought by ASIC under its powers to prohibit ‘predatory’ financial products, which […]

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