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Spotless on the hook for redundancy pay after losing appeal
Employment July 1, 2020 9:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Cleaning services giant Spotless must pay redundancy entitlements to a group of workers it sacked, after failing to convince a court of appeal that it […]

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Government hit with $2.9M judgment in live export class action
Class Actions June 29, 2020 1:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The lead applicant in a class action against the Federal Government over its total ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011 has been […]

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Australian Bar Association’s trade mark lawsuit is not a class action, judge says
Intellectual Property June 3, 2020 3:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trade mark infringement lawsuit filed by the former CEO of the Australian Bar Association was not properly brought as a class action on behalf […]

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Government faces hefty bill after loss in landmark live export class action
Class Actions June 2, 2020 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ruled in favour of live exporters in a class action against the Federal Government, finding a total ban on live cattle exports […]

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Full Court deals another blow to software patents in Rokt case
Intellectual Property May 21, 2020 11:29 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has rejected a patent application for a digital advertising system by e-commerce firm Rokt in a test case by IP Australia […]

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Damage to Sarah Hanson-Young’s reputation just the ‘cut and thrust of politics’, Full Court told
Defamation May 11, 2020 6:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Politicians are “rarely nice to each other” and go out of their way to harm the reputation of others, a lawyer for former Senator David […]

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Ex-Storm Financial directors lose appeal, Full Court finds they breached their duties
Financial Services March 27, 2020 10:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

The former directors of defunct financial advisory firm Storm Financial have failed in their appeal of a ruling that found they breached their duties to […]

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Commonwealth Bank’s gripe with alleged whistleblower’s discovery bid ‘ridiculous’, judge says
Employment March 27, 2020 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised as “meretricious” and “ridiculous” opposition by Commonwealth Bank of Australia to a discovery application by a former general manager who claims […]

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Full Court says HWL Ebsworth lawyer was not sacked for political views
Employment March 13, 2020 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has thrown out an appeal by a former special counsel of HWL Ebsworth, ruling the senior practitioner was reasonably fired for […]

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Rokt parries blows from Full Court as it looks to save software patent
Intellectual Property February 10, 2020 9:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark ruling granting fintech Rokt’s application for a software patent has come under attack before the Full Federal Court, with the judges expressing skepticism […]

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