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Friend of Christian Porter accuser denies delay in legal action against silk
Legal Ethics 2021-05-13 4:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The woman bringing court action seeking to stop Christian Porter’s senior barrister from acting for the former attorney-general in his defamation case against the ABC […]

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Court action seeks to block defamation silk from acting for Christian Porter
Legal Ethics 2021-05-12 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Senior barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC is reportedly facing court action to prevent her from continuing to act for Christian Porter in the former attorney-general’s defamation […]

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Fuchs wins ruling invalidating Quakers’ mining patents
Intellectual Property 2021-05-06 10:08 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian arm of Fuchs Lubricants has succeeded in invalidating two patents owned by Quakers Chemicals, with the Full Federal Court finding the inventions were […]

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High Court to hear ATO test case over trust income disclaimers
Tax 2021-04-20 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted special leave in a test case by the Australian Taxation Office concerning the effectiveness of disclaimers by trust beneficiaries giving […]

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Google misled users about location data privacy, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-16 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Google misled or is likely to have misled some reasonable users of its Android devices about the digital giant’s use of their location data, a […]

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Merivale suffers setback in $129M underpayments class action
Employment 2021-04-01 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing an underpayments class action against hospitality company Merivale has found the workplace agreement that covered the group members was not validly approved. […]

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ATO loses appeal in JobKeeper case over sole trader’s lasped ABN
Tax 2021-03-26 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Taxation Office has come up short in its challenge to a decision that a sole trader was eligible for Jobkeeper despite a cancelled […]

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ATO wins appeal over $2.3M Auctus R&D tax refund mistake
Tax 2021-03-23 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has successfully appealed a Federal Court decision finding it could not recover an R&D tax offset refund of around $2.3 million […]

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Full Court dashes Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s hopes of saving ‘community bank’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-03-11 4:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has lost its appeal of a ruling that revoked its 22-year-old ‘community bank’ trade mark, with the Full Federal Court agreeing […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills advice to Horizon Oil protected by privilege, judge rules
Defamation 2021-02-24 4:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Horizon Oil has won its bid to shield Herbert Smith Freehills documents advising the company did not breach foreign bribery laws from being revealed in […]

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