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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 to hear challenge to ruling over ‘defamatory’ Facebook comments
High Court 2020-12-08 10:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three media companies have been granted special leave by the High Court to challenge a finding that they could be held liable for allegedly defamatory […]

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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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‘A chilling effect’: Media giants take Facebook comments case to High Court
Defamation 2020-09-11 9:12 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Media outlets facing liability for allegedly defamatory remarks left under news articles they posted on Facebook are taking their case to the High Court, after […]

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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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Court tosses appeal over botched $1.4B Babcock & Brown acquisition
Corporate 2020-06-29 9:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A private investment fund has failed again in its bid for damages from collapsed global advisory firm Babcock & Brown over a botched $1.4B acquisition […]

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Corporate insolvency partner scores partial win on appeal in breakup spat
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-06-25 5:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A challenge to a judgment which found that one partner of a corporate insolvency firm “ambushed” the other to leave the business has been partially […]

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Media giants suffer another blow in defamation case over Facebook comments
Defamation 2020-06-01 8:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Australian media outlets are facing liability for defamatory remarks left under news articles they posted on Facebook, after a court of appeal found that the […]

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Sports betting companies lose challenge to $3.8M judgment
Appeals 2020-05-12 6:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has dealt Classic Bet and Best Bet a loss in their challenge to a $3.8 million judgment in a contractual dispute related […]

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HWL Ebsworth must pay indemnity costs in ex-partner spat after ‘unreasonable’ rejection of compromise
Business of Law 2020-03-19 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

HWL Ebsworth is on the hook for the legal costs of an unfair dismissal case won by ex-partner Tim Griffiths, and the law firm must […]

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