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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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‘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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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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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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High Court asked to weigh in on Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-10-07 11:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in the Queensland floods class action have asked the High Court to overturn a judgment which found dam operator Seqwater was not liable […]

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Public good overrides individual rights in COVID-19 pandemic, NSW tells court
Trials 2021-10-05 9:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales government has accused anti-vaccination advocates of having a “misguided” and “one-dimensional focus” on the fundamental rights of the individual over those […]

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‘The line was crossed’: Challengers to COVID-19 vaccine mandate claim human rights abuses
Coronavirus 2021-10-01 9:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Individuals challenging public health orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers in New South Wales have told a court “the line was crossed” when the […]

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COVID-19 jab effective, anti-vaxxers misinterpreting data, trial told
Trials 2021-09-30 9:35 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Health experts have told a court hearing a challenge to a requirement that certain workers get the COVID-19 jab that vaccinations are an effective tool […]

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Challenges to jab mandate for ‘perfectly healthy people’ exceptional, court told
Coronavirus 2021-09-28 9:45 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Cases challenging the NSW government’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the state’s police officers, teachers and healthcare workers are exceptional enough to warrant production by the […]

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