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Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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Unions take sick leave case for stood-down Qantas workers to High Court
Appeals 2020-12-23 4:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Unions for 20,000 Qantas workers on stand-down orders amid the coronavirus pandemic have asked the High Court to overturn a ruling that they are not […]

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Full Court ruling clarifies cover in business interruption insurance case
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has issued a mixed bag ruling in a business interruption insurance dispute between Suncorp subsidiary Vero Insurance and a Melbourne café […]

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Spotless on the hook for redundancy entitlements after High Court declines special leave
High Court 2020-12-11 2:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will not hear cleaning services giant Spotless Group’s challenge to a ruling that found it must pay redundancy entitlements to a group […]

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Stood-down Qantas workers lose second bid for sick leave
Employment 2020-11-27 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Qantas workers on stand-down orders during the coronavirus pandemic have lost an appeal to overturn a ruling that they are not entitled to access paid […]

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Thiess loses appeal in unpaid wages class action
Class Actions 2020-11-17 12:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining services company Thiess has lost its challenge to a class action ruling which found the company had underpaid workers for time spent on the […]

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Judge rejects public interest immunity argument over war crimes docs in Ben Roberts-Smith case
Defamation 2020-11-12 2:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The chief of the Australian Defence Force has lost a bid to keep information obtained by a war crimes inquiry from three news publishers defending […]

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Fuji Xerox can’t strike out EY, ex-director’s defences in case over $450M accounting scandal
Accounting 2020-11-09 2:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied Fuji Xerox’s attempt to strike out parts of the defences of Ernst & Young and a former Fuji director in a […]

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Newspapers seek ‘deeply personal’ documents about Ben Roberts-Smith’s alleged affair
Defamation 2020-11-02 4:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers from three newspapers being sued by war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith for defamation are seeking sensitive documents alleged to show the former soldier asked his […]

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AIG settles case against ex-Kaboko Mining directors after D&O policy exclusion spat
Insurance 2020-10-20 1:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AIG has settled a lawsuit brought by Kaboko Mining against several former directors alleging they failed to exploit commercial opportunities, after the insurer failed to […]

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