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Former One Nation staffer alleges ex-senator Brian Burston sexually harassed, ‘gaslighted’ her for years
Employment 2021-01-22 10:10 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A former One Nation staffer who accused former senator Brian Burston of harassment has told a court that Burston tried to get her to breach […]

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‘Lawyers hate losing control’: Toyota class action referee process rankles judge
Class Actions 2021-01-19 12:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rebuked the “procedural vulgarities” plaguing a referee’s supplementary report in a class action against Toyota over allegedly defective vehicles and has called […]

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Nationwide settles Masterchef Jock Zonfrillo’s defamation suit
Defamation 2021-01-18 11:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The publisher of The Australian has settled defamation proceedings brought by celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo, just a few months after the lawsuit was filed. The […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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GetSwift’s move to Canada wins court, FIRB approval after fierce opposition by ASIC
Securities 2021-01-08 9:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Last-mile logistics software company GetSwift has ceased trading on the ASX after its relocation to Canada got the greenlight by the Federal Court and FIRB […]

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Qantas outsourcing test case narrowed after judge criticises ‘extra layer of complication’
Employment 2020-12-23 2:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Transport Workers’ Union has amended its case against Qantas challenging a decision to outsource 2,000 jobs, after a Federal Court judge urged the union […]

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Toyota class action seeks aggregate damages for ‘significant impact’ of defects on fuel use
Class Actions 2020-12-23 2:53 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A lawyer for group members in a class action against Toyota is seeking aggregate damages relating to vehicle defects that allegedly had a “significant impact” […]

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Judge signs off on Appco class action settlement in ‘rather unusual circumstances’
Class Actions 2020-12-22 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved a settlement he previously expressed a “nagging feeling of disquiet” about in a class action against fundraiser Appco Group, after group […]

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Judge blocks lawyers’ access to docs in stayed Monsanto class action
Product Liability 2020-12-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for the lead applicant in a stayed class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its weedkiller Roundup cannot access discovered documents in a separate class […]

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Class action expert finds PFAS ‘stigma’ diminished property values
Class Actions 2020-12-22 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Properties near seven air force bases where allegedly toxic firefighting foam was used experienced a drop in land value because of the “stigma” of contamination, […]

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