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Western Power partly liable for 2014 Perth Hills bushfire, appeals court rules
Class Actions 2021-07-05 6:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Western Power was negligent in causing the January 2014 Perth Hills bushfire which destroyed 57 homes, an appeals court has found, putting the state-owned electricity […]

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Ken Talbot’s widow can’t represent daughters in negligence case against Arnold Bloch Leibler
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-06-30 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

The widow of mining executive Ken Talbot has lost a bid to act for two of her daughters in a  negligence case over the handling […]

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Optus owner sues Telstra, former VP who jumped ship
Intellectual Property 2021-06-25 7:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Singapore-based telecommunications giant Singtel, which owns Optus, has launched a copyright lawsuit seeking discovery from a former vice-president who jumped ship to Telstra. The lawsuit, […]

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Oracle settles with director who was told he had ‘zero EQ’ before sacking
Employment 2021-06-24 12:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Oracle has settled a lawsuit brought by a former account director who claimed he was fired for making complaints about one of his superiors who […]

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NAB wins $43M judgment against ex-Dick Smith director but receivers walk away empty handed
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-15 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has awarded $43 million to National Australia Bank in its lawsuit against former directors of failed retailer Dick Smith, but threw out claims […]

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Judge to decide if lockdown class action lawyer’s clients must hand over details
Class Actions 2021-04-22 3:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge will hear arguments by suspended lawyer Serene Teffaha, who filed a class action against the state over lockdown restrictions, over whether her clients […]

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Oracle account director for ANZ was told he had ‘zero EQ’ before his sacking, lawsuit says
Employment 2021-01-25 6:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

An former account director for Oracle is suing the tech company alleging he was fired for making complaints about one of his superiors who allegedly […]

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Ex-Freedom Foods GC strikes back at serious misconduct claims
Employment 2021-02-10 6:37 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A former Freedom Foods group general counsel is seeking aggravated damages from the food and beverage manufacturer for claiming in court filings that she was […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Freedom Foods says it was entitled to sack former GC for ‘serious misconduct’
Employment 2021-01-19 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Troubled food and beverage manufacturer Freedom Foods has denied a former company secretary and group general counsel was protected by whistleblower laws, claiming it was […]

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