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Garuda Airlines immune from creditor’s winding up bid, High Court says
High Court 2024-06-05 11:08 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court has dismissed an appeal of a decision which found Indonesia’s national airline could avail itself of foreign state immunity to defeat a winding up application.

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High Court overturns class action waiver finding in Ruby Princess case
Class Actions 2023-12-06 10:50 am By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has overturned a ruling that barred foreign passengers from a class action over the ill-fated Ruby Princess cruise in 2020, finding a class action waiver in the terms and conditions of their tickets was unenforceable under Australia’s consumer laws.

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Permanent stay of case should be ‘measure of last resort’, High Court says
High Court 2023-11-01 3:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has refused to throw out a personal injury case over 55-year-old child sexual abuse claims, despite the death of the alleged perpetrator and most relevant witnesses, saying a permanent stay is a ‚Äúmeasure of last resort‚ÄĚ.¬†

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High Court to hear appeal of ACCC’s unconscionable conduct win against college
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-09-15 4:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has granted defunct online educator Captain Cook College special leave to appeal a finding that it engaged in systemic unconscionable conduct by enrolling thousands of unsuitable students, who accrued $60 million in debt but never finished their courses. 

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7 years in and counting, Worley class action ‘needs finality’: judge
Class Actions 2023-06-20 2:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has declined to hear an interlocutory stoush about the scope of a shareholder class action against engineering company Worley before an upcoming trial, saying the case, which has been on foot since 2015 and was appealed to the High Court, needed ‚Äúsome finality‚ÄĚ.¬†

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High Court won’t weigh in on Clive Palmer’s royalties spat with Adani
Appeals 2023-03-16 10:34 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court has denied Clive Palmer leave to appeal successive court decisions which found his company Mineralogy’s royalties dispute with mining company Adani should be determined through a dispute resolution process rather than in court.

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Hotel’s compliance with COVID-19 orders didn’t doom $11.25M sale: High Court
High Court 2023-03-08 4:53 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court has ruled that the buyer of a well-known Sydney hotel was not entitled to repudiate the purchase agreement because of the hotel’s compliance with restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the operation of the business.

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Blue Star Helium’s former CEO stuck with ban after High Court rejects appeal
Appeals 2022-11-17 9:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has turned down the appeal of the former Blue Star Helium CEO who was hit with a $40,000 penalty and four-year ban after the company failed to disclose to shareholders the identity of the buyer behind a botched sale of Texas oil assets.

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In defamation victory, High Court finds Google not a publisher
Defamation 2022-08-17 3:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has won its appeal of a judgment awarded to gangland lawyer George Defteros that found the tech giant liable for linking to an allegedly defamatory article, with the High Court finding Google was not the publisher of the story.

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High Court restores $435,000 award to sex offences prosecutor diagnosed with PTSD
Employment 2022-04-13 4:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has reinstated a $435,000 judgment awarded to a former lawyer who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder while working for the Special Sexual Offences unit in Victoria’s Office of Public Prosecutions.

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