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Geoffrey Rush to argue accuser ‘distressed’ by break-up
Defamation September 12, 2018 8:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Geoffrey Rush’s legal team plans to question his King Lear co-star over a break-up with her partner, arguing the actress at the centre of a […]

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Boral subsidiary fined $30,000 for threatening to sack workforce
Employment September 12, 2018 2:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A subsidiary of building materials giant Boral was fined $30,000 Wednesday after threatening to sack its entire workforce for voting down proposed changes to an […]

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Mark Latham’s defamation defence the ‘antithesis of a pleading’, judge says
Defamation August 30, 2018 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge on Thursday struck out former Prime Minister Mark Latham’s defence in a defamation case filed against him by the political editor of pop […]

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Appco can’t put brakes on ‘sham contracting’ class action
Class Actions August 21, 2018 1:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fundraising company Appco Group Australia has failed in its bid to put a massive sham contracting class action in the Federal Court on hold while […]

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High Court to hear ASIC appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals August 20, 2018 11:25 am By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog has won special leave to appeal to the High Court a ruling that found a general store owner in outback South Australia […]

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ACCC hopes laundry cartel case will wash with Full Court
Appeals August 16, 2018 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court will hear arguments next week in an appeal by the ACCC over an alleged laundry detergent cartel, the first so-called hub […]

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Nationwide can bring justification defence in Geoffrey Rush defamation case
Defamation August 10, 2018 2:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The publisher of The Daily Telegraph has won its bid to bring a defence of justification against claims by actor Geoffrey Rush that the newspaper […]

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Fitch class action can probe rosy ratings of Sigma Finance
Class Actions August 8, 2018 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in an investor class action against Fitch Ratings will get its hands on internal reports detailing why the agency assigned a Triple […]

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Judge doubtful of ‘injustice’ facing Appco in class action
Employment July 27, 2018 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fundraising company Appco told a judge Friday that it faced an “injustice” if a wage case were allowed to proceed as a class action on […]

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Appco denies army of fundraisers were employees
Employment July 26, 2018 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fundraising company Appco Australia challenged the similarities between group members in a class action alleging it misclassified workers as independent contractors to avoid paying minimum […]

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