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Peter Dutton takes ‘rape apologist’ defamation case to High Court
Defamation 2022-06-20 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has asked the High Court to overturn an appeals court judgment that found a tweet labelling him a “rape apologist” was […]

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Court overturns Peter Dutton’s win in defamation case over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-17 11:17 am By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has set aside a judgment awarding federal minister Peter Dutton $35,000 in his defamation case over a tweet by a refugee activist […]

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Sparke Helmore should face higher damages bill for negligence, developer says
Professional Negligence 2022-05-06 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A NSW developer says law firm Sparke Helmore should face a heftier damages bill for its negligence in failing to alert it to an imminent […]

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Peter Dutton says ‘mental gymnastics’ needed for activist’s reading of ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-03 3:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Counsel for Peter Dutton has told a court a reader needed to do “mental gymnastics” to understand activist Shane Bazzi’s “rape apologist” tweet as saying […]

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Law firm’s cost dislosures inadequate to recoup two-thirds of judgment amount, court finds
Legal Ethics 2022-04-21 1:37 pm By Sam Matthews

A law firm that recouped two-thirds of a personal injury payout in excess of the statutory cap through a “potentially misleading” costs agreement will pay […]

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Airbags class action judge failed to grapple with ‘unknowable’ explosion risk, appeals court hears
Class Actions 2022-03-29 11:01 pm By Sam Matthews

The plaintiff in a class action against Volkswagen over allegedly deadly Takata airbags has told an appeals court his case was misunderstood by the trial […]

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McDonald’s hit with third lawsuit over unpaid rest breaks
Employment 2022-01-25 9:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

McDonald’s has been hit with a lawsuit on behalf of 339 employees across four states alleging it systematically failed to give workers paid 10-minute breaks, […]

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Full Court to hear Dutton defamation case over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Appeals 2021-12-20 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Refugee activist Shane Bazzi has appealed a defamation judgment ordering him to pay $35,000 in damages to Peter Dutton over a tweet which accused the […]

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Peter Dutton wins $35,000 in defamation damages over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2021-11-24 1:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Defence minister Peter Dutton has won $35,000 in damages in a defamation case over a tweet accusing him of being a rape apologist, with a […]

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Union accuses McDonald’s of unpaid rest break ‘conspiracy’
Employment 2021-11-23 1:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

McDonald’s Australia has been joined as a second respondent in a union-led lawsuit that accuses the fast food giant of “conspiring to deliberately deny workers […]

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