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Judge pulls up ASIC for ‘strange’ handling of GetSwift case
Securities 2021-11-26 5:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dressed down ASIC over the handling of its action against GetSwift, criticising the regulator’s failure to seek a court injunction to prevent […]

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In class action defence, Merivale says it shouldn’t be forced to backpay staff
Class Actions 2021-11-24 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hospitality giant Merivale has streamlined its defence of a $129 million underpayment class action, arguing that it shouldn’t be expected to back pay employees because […]

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Woolworths class action settlement to cover $1.75M legal bill, but no payout for group members
Employment 2021-11-12 11:06 am By Miklos Bolza

Woolworths has agreed to pay $1.75 million in Adero Law’s legal costs as part of a settlement of an underpayments class action which will see […]

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GetSwift mulls appeal of scathing judgment on ‘PR-driven’ approach to ASX statements
Class Actions 2021-11-11 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics company GetSwift is considering an appeal of an 859-page judgment which lambasted the company and its directors’ “public relations-driven approach” to announcements on the […]

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GetSwift breached law through ‘public relations-driven approach’ to ASX statements, court finds
Securities 2021-11-10 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has scored a victory in its long-running case against GetSwift, with the Federal Court finding the company and its […]

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High Court tosses appeal of sacked climate-skeptic professor
High Court 2021-10-13 7:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has thrown out sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd’s appeal of his dismissal by James Cook University, finding protection of intellectual freedom […]

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Woolworths to pay further $50M to staff as underpayments class action settles
Class Actions 2021-10-08 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths will pay an additional $50 million to current and former salaried team members and has provisionally settled an underpayments class action against […]

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Junior doctor behind class action can’t seek compensation for group members, court told
Class Actions 2021-09-24 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

NSW Health wants to amend its defence to an underpayments class action on behalf of 24,000 junior doctors, bringing claims that the lead applicant is […]

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Woolworths says $330M underpayments remediation should scuttle FWO’s case
Employment 2021-09-21 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths has denied the Fair Work Ombudsman is entitled to seek compensation for its underpayment of staff, saying its $330 million remediation to […]

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Bill for AMA Group’s case against former CEO tops $730,000
Employment 2021-08-30 10:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Car repair giant AMA Group has so far spent $737,000 in professional fees investigating whistleblower claims and taking former boss Andrew Hopkins to court for […]

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