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Seeley challenge to ‘natural cool air’ trade mark gets chilly reception
Intellectual Property 2022-05-27 3:59 pm By Sam Matthews

Air-conditioning giant Seeley is appealing a decision by IP Australia shooting down its bid to block a father-son team from registering their ‘Natural Cool Air’ […]

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Insurers defeat appeals in COVID-19 business interruption test cases
Coronavirus 2022-02-21 5:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court challenge by a group of small businesses seeking coverage under business interruption insurance policies for losses flowing from COVID-19 restrictions has largely […]

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Bill Papas’ cousin denies Westpac claims over $720,000 payment
White Collar 2022-01-13 6:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Forum Finance director Bill Papas’ cousin has hit back at Westpac’s allegations he wrongfully received $720,000 from the alleged fraudster in violation of freezing orders […]

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GM facing $9M dealer lawsuit over decision to retire Holden brand
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-14 12:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

General Motors is facing a lawsuit by a Holden car dealer who allegedly suffered up to $9.26 million in financial loss following the car maker’s […]

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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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Arrest warrant issued for Forum founder Bill Papas
White Collar 2021-10-20 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Forum Finance founder Bill Papas for contempt of court for allegedly transferring $720,000 out of one […]

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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test casesiag
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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Zoom fatigue hits barristers hard as COVID-19 keeps courts online
Feature 2021-09-21 9:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The migration to the digital courtroom is taking its toll on the nation’s barristers, who face increased challenges and levels of fatigue from the mental […]

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With no encouragement from parties, 7-Eleven class action judge appoints contradictor
Class Actions 2021-09-20 3:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite claims the $98 million settlement did not warrant a contradictor’s scrutiny, a judge has appointed a contradictor to represent the interests of group members […]

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Hancock Prospecting loses bid for expanded trial in Rinehart family feud
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-13 3:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has failed to persuade a court to hold an expanded separate trial on the alleged wrongdoing of the mining magnate in […]

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