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‘Missed the mark’: Qantas loses urgent appeal in spat with Virgin-bound exec
Employment 2021-03-26 6:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Qantas’ dispute with former executive Nick Rohrlach over his defection to competitor Virgin Australia should be heard […]

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Court to hear another COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2021-02-24 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing insurers has filed another test case over pandemic coverage in business interruption policies, following a landmark loss in a test case concerning […]

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With High Court leave, Arrium class action plaintiffs may get second chance to grill ex-director
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-11 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two shareholders of failed Arrium Group have secured leave from the High Court to challenge a ruling that nixed their planned examination of a former […]

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Clayton Utz teams up with funder ICP for business interruption insurance class action
Insurance 2021-01-18 12:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Clayton Utz and litigation funder Investor Claim Partners have joined forces to bring a class action against insurers who have denied business interruption […]

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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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