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The show must not go on: Craig McLachlan drops defamation case
Defamation 2022-05-20 6:13 pm By Sam Matthews

Actor Craig McLachlan has dropped his defamation suit against the ABC, Fairfax and actress Christie Whelan Browne mid-trial just as the defence was due to […]

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Cliver Palmer can’t bring new case over $102M Queensland Nickel loan
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-05-20 2:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Clive Palmer-owned Queensland Nickel Sales has lost its bid to bring a breach of trust lawsuit against the liquidators of Queensland Nickel to recoup $102 million transferred after the billionaire suffered a courtroom defeat last year.

Quintis class action settlement takes hit as insurers win appeal
Insurance 2022-05-19 4:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two insurers have won an appeal that blocks group members in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis from receiving a further $11.25 million after […]

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Full Court shoots down Boehringer opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s parasite patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-19 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has rejected German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim’s appeal of ruling that shot down its opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s patent […]

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Perth Airport misled United in lease negotiations, lawsuit claims
Contracts 2022-05-18 4:17 pm By Sam Matthews

United Petroleum has taken Perth Airport to court, arguing it was induced to enter a $900,000 lease and construction agreement at the airport’s central precinct […]

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CBA says it wasn’t obligated to roster breaks enshrined in enterprise agreements
Employment 2022-05-17 4:07 pm By Sam Matthews

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has hit back at a $45 million lawsuit alleging it failed to provide thousands of employees with paid rest breaks […]

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Ford pushing for 10-day hearing in ‘all-in appeal’ of complex class action decision
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-17 3:01 pm By Sam Matthews

Ford is seeking an extended hearing of its appeal from a class action judgment in favour of 185,000 vehicle owners over their allegedly defective cars, […]

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Toyota must pay $18,000 in damages to applicant in defective filter class action
Product Liability 2022-05-17 2:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has awarded a Queensland motor vehicle assessor $18,400 in damages in a class action against Toyota over allegedly defective diesel filters in its […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith can’t cross examine wife over confidential emails
Trials 2022-05-16 2:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Ben Roberts-Smith, who is suing Fairfax for defamation, has lost an appeal of a judge’s decision refusing cross-examination of his ex-wife over allegations she accessed […]

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7-Eleven class action law firm’s billing practice ‘troubling’, court hears
Class Actions 2022-05-13 9:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven that settled for $98 million has been urged to cut the payout to the law firm […]

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