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Murray Darling Basin Authority fails again to limit class action liability
Appeals 2021-10-12 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Murray Darling Basin Authority can’t rely on defences claiming it is a “public or other authority” to limit the liability of a class action […]

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Woolworths to pay further $50M to staff as underpayments class action settles
Class Actions 2021-10-08 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths will pay an additional $50 million to current and former salaried team members and has provisionally settled an underpayments class action against […]

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Arrium directors’ examination for class action not abuse of process, High Court told
High Court 2021-10-07 5:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two shareholders of failed steel giant Arrium have told the High Court that granting their bid to grill former directors of the company would not […]

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Westpac to serve Forum’s Bill Papas by text message after securing Greek phone number
Financial Services 2021-10-06 12:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac will serve court documents, including a motion for contempt, on Forum founder Bill Papas by text message after securing a Greek mobile number for […]

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Westpac wants contempt conviction against Forum’s Bill Papas but can’t find him
White Collar 2021-10-01 6:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac wants Forum Finance founder Bill Papas held in contempt of court, but the bank has hit a snag in serving its motion on the […]

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‘The writing seems to be on the wall’: Law firms actively considering no jab, no office policies
Business of Law 2021-09-29 10:03 pm By Bianca Hrovat

As Australia’s largest cities prepare to emerge from lockdown, law firms are doubling down on their efforts to vaccinate staff, with some going so far […]

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Forum Finance director faces $300,000 legal bill, can’t mount defence, court told
Financial Services 2021-09-22 9:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Forum Finance director is unable to file a defence against Westpac’s $400 million fraud case because his former solicitor has refused to hand over […]

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Ashurst targets gender parity in leadership ranks by 2026
Business of Law 2021-09-21 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Big Six firm Ashurst has committed to achieving gender parity among its partners and senior business service leaders within the next five years. Ashurst released […]

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Woolworths says $330M underpayments remediation should scuttle FWO’s case
Employment 2021-09-21 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths has denied the Fair Work Ombudsman is entitled to seek compensation for its underpayment of staff, saying its $330 million remediation to […]

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Airservices appeals loss to union over use of ‘grey days’ policy
Employment 2021-09-21 2:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Government-owned Airservices Australia has appealed an order that it pay $72,450 in fines to a civilian air traffic controllers union for withdrawing guidelines for standby […]

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