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Man suing judge for unlawful imprisonment blasts ‘hopeless’ defence
Trials 2022-05-24 8:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The state of Queensland has brought a “hopeless” defence in a $2.5 million suit alleging a Federal Circuit judge unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland man for […]

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Telstra hits back at Queensland silk who lost phone numbers in NBN transfer
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-08 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Telstra has denied that it is liable to compensate a Queensland barrister who lost his phone numbers in an NBN transfer, arguing that it was […]

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On trial for ‘parody of court hearing’, judge says he made a mistake
Trials 2021-12-06 9:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Federal Circuit Court judge has hit back at accusations he conducted “the grossest parody of a court hearing” when he unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland […]

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Judge concedes he had no power to jail tour operator for 12 months
Courts 2021-11-08 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has admitted in a $2 million false imprisonment lawsuit against him that he had no power to sentence the owner of a Cairns […]

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AGs should get chance to intervene in Judge Vasta lawsuit ASAP, judge says
Courts 2021-07-15 1:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has said he will be “quite unimpressed” with 11th hour bids to notify state Attorneys-General of constitutional disputes in a wrongful […]

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Adverse finding against Judge Vasta would face ‘inevitable’ challenge, court hears
Courts 2021-06-24 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge hearing a lawsuit against Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta over alleged wrongful imprisonment has heard that a finding putting the Commonwealth on […]

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Intellectual freedom a ‘foundational’ principle, sacked climate skeptic professor tells High Court
High Court 2021-06-23 11:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd brought his case challenging his dismissal by James Cook University to the High Court on Wednesday, with a lawyer […]

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Judge Salvatore Vasta accused of abuse of power in second lawsuit by jailed litigant
Courts 2021-05-05 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

The owner of a Cairns tour company sentenced to 12 months’ jail for contempt of court by Federal Circuit Court judge Salvatore Vasta is seeking […]

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Tucker Cowen hit with unfair dismissal lawsuit by senior counsel
Employment 2020-11-25 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based law firm Tucker Cowen and three of its principals are facing an unfair dismissal case by a former special counsel who exited the firm […]

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James Cook University wins appeal of $1.2M judgment for sacked climate-skeptic professor
Appeals 2020-07-22 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has sided with James Cook University in its appeal of a ruling awarding $1.2 million to sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd, […]

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