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TWU appeals judgment refusing to reinstate 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers
Employment 2022-01-10 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Transport Workers Union has appealed a judge’s decision that compensation was a more appropriate remedy for 1,800 Qantas workers who had been denied the […]

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Arrium lenders hit with extra costs after rejecting $10M settlement offers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-01-07 11:27 am By Bianca Hrovat

A group of banks that failed to prove steel giant Arrium falsified representations on loan drawdown notices ahead of its $2.8 billion collapse have been […]

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Fairfax, reporter hit with $400,000 judgment over ‘derogatory and disparaging’ AFR articles
Defamation 2022-01-07 10:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Fairfax journalist and his employer have been ordered to pay $400,000 for making “baseless” accusations of fraud and unethical market manipulation against the co-founder […]

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In class action appeal, Ford says it’s not on the hook for damages for fixed cars
Appeals 2021-12-22 3:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ford has challenged its loss in a class action over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions, arguing group members who have had their cars repaired are […]

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Insurer Vero may be dragged into combustible cladding class action
Class Actions 2021-12-22 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicant in a class action against Fairview Architectural over allegedly combustible cladding is add insurer Vero Insurance as a respondent, after revealing the cladding […]

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Minimum returns to group members a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’, funder tells Senate
Class Actions 2021-12-22 11:59 am By Miklos Bolza

A litigation funder has told a Senate committee that class action reforms that purport to protect group members by guaranteeing them at least 70 per […]

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MySuper class action back on track with appeals court victory
Class Actions 2021-12-21 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a superannuation class action against two IOOF units has successfully appealed a decision that barred the case from proceeding under a […]

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Ford hit with penalty over Mustang Mach 1 performance claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-21 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

US car giant Ford Motor has copped a $53,000 penalty for allegedly misleading consumers about the performance features of its pricey Mustang Mach 1 sports […]

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Judge ‘taken aback’ by Maddocks’ settlement stance in $30M negligence case
Professional Negligence 2021-12-20 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maddocks has been ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in indemnity costs for “throwing good money after bad” in failing to consider […]

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Judge criticises ASIC for treating orders in Westpac case like ‘traffic lights in Naples’
Financial Services 2021-12-20 1:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has criticised the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for treating timetabling orders in its insider trading case against Westpac over a $16 billion […]

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