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Judge to hear first application for group costs order in ANZ, Westpac class actions
Class Actions 2021-02-24 6:24 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The first ever application for a group costs order will be heard in class actions against ANZ and Westpac, and the judge weighing the application […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills advice to Horizon Oil protected by privilege, judge rules
Defamation 2021-02-24 4:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Horizon Oil has won its bid to shield Herbert Smith Freehills documents advising the company did not breach foreign bribery laws from being revealed in […]

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Facebook ‘pleased’ to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media code
Media 2021-02-23 5:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will soon reverse its ban on news pages in Australia after discussions with the Morrison government resulted in […]

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Former Leighton exec faces new foreign bribery charge
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-02-23 3:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former director of a Leighton Holdings subsidiary has been hit with a third foreign bribery charge after a six-year AFP investigation found bribes were […]

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Banks will try to quash ‘incomprehensible’ indictment in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-22 1:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global investment banks and executives accused of engaging in criminal cartel conduct in relation to a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement in 2015 will seek […]

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Victoria launches royal commission into Crown Resorts
Crown Resorts 2021-02-22 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A royal commission has been established in Victoria to look into whether Crown Melbourne is suitable to hold a casino licence in the state, following […]

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Union calls for regulation after landmark ruling that Uber drivers are workers
Employment 2021-02-22 6:26 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Transport Workers Union is calling on the government to regulate the gig economy in the wake of a unanimous ruling from the UK Supreme […]

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New evidentiary tool on cards as 7-Eleven class action judge hears first ever oral discovery bid
Class Actions 2021-02-19 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has heard a landmark application for pre-trial oral discovery that could create another tool […]

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Judge says tweaking class closure order requires analysis of power, won’t go there
Class Actions 2021-02-19 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to extend the date by which Coles workers can register to join an employment class action against the supermarket giant as […]

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Class actions can’t pursue insurance brokers to boost Quintis settlement, court hears
Class Actions 2021-02-18 1:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two insurance brokers have dodged being dragged into class action proceedings against sandalwood producer Quintis to boost a settlement reached last year, as a fight […]

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