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Law firms circle insurers over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Class Actions 2021-01-15 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

At least five law firms are investigating lawsuits, including class action proceedings, in the wake of a landmark test case on COVID-19 exclusions for business […]

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High Court asked to hear $10B COVID-19 business interruption case
Insurance 2020-12-18 10:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Insurance Council of Australia has asked the High Court to weigh in on its case against COVID-19 related claims in business interruption policies, following […]

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High Court rules refugees can sue government for negligence in Federal Court
Immigration 2020-12-02 5:50 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The High Court has ruled that refugees and asylum seekers can sue the government in Federal Court for allegedly breaching its duty of care by […]

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Insurers lose COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2020-11-18 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers will face a flood of pandemic-related claims after an appeals court ruled in a test case brought by the Insurance Council that certain infectious […]

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Common fund order issue can’t be decided in ‘evidentiary vacuum’, NSW appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-10-30 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The NSW Court of Appeal has passed on the question of whether a judge can make a common fund order when a class action settles […]

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‘Big fat CFO’ incentives would distort class action scheme, BMW tells court
Class Actions 2020-10-27 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Luxury car maker BMW has told the NSW Court of Appeal that the courts do not have power to make common fund orders at any […]

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Rabbi loses appeal in defamation case over Royal Commission comments on child sex abuse
Appeals 2020-10-26 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Sydney rabbi who told the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse that he did not know touching a child’s genitals was a crime has […]

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HR company loses fight with tax office after paying debt with wrong EFT number
Tax 2020-10-06 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The director of a defunct HR company has lost his bid to avoid paying a $384,000 tax bill after hundreds of thousands of dollars were […]

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Judge calls for legislative reforms as appeals court transfers Uber class action
Class Actions 2020-09-08 11:34 am By Alison Eveleigh

An appeals court has dealt with complex jurisdiction and limitations issues in transferring one of three class actions against ride sharing giant Uber to another […]

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Arrium liquidators win fight over examination of director for potential class action
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-30 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for collapsed steel and mining giant Arrium have successfully appealed a court ruling permitting the examination of a former director for a possible shareholder […]

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