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Top legal risks for employers when staff are working from home
Feature March 27, 2020 2:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

With new lockdown measures being rolled out on a daily basis to combat COVID-19, vast numbers of Australians have found themselves working from home, many […]

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7-Eleven class actions mull contempt motion after losing appeal over franchisee communications
Class Actions March 27, 2020 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in two class actions against 7-Eleven are considering bringing a contempt of court motion against the convenience store giant after the Full Federal Court derailed their challenge to prior orders allowing the company to seek litigation releases from franchisees.

Is that legal? Top COVID-19 questions clients are asking lawyers
Feature March 24, 2020 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

As states across Australia shut down non-essential services and close borders in the battle to control the spread of the coronavirus, companies are turning to […]

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Judge OKs $42.5M Cash Converters settlement, plaintiffs firm to pocket $12.4M
Class Actions March 24, 2020 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has signed off on a $42.5 million settlement of a class action against Cash Converters, brought on behalf of consumers that look out […]

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Monsanto faces third class action, as fight to lead litigation escalates
Exclusive March 23, 2020 4:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A fight to lead a class action against Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller Roundup is on foot, with a third class action soon to […]

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Coronavirus shuts down ACCC cross-examinations in landmark ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 20, 2020 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

For the lawyers conducting the committal hearings in the criminal cartel case over ANZ’s $2.5 billion equity raising, the Sydney Downing Centre courtroom was already […]

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BHP can’t pause shareholder class action over Brazil dam failure
Class Actions March 18, 2020 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP has failed in a bid to shut down a class action over the Fundao dam failure pending criminal proceedings in Brazil, with a judge […]

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Two law firms force staff to work from home, while others brace for possible coronavirus shutdown
Business of Law March 16, 2020 10:20 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms have mandated that staff begin working from home to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, while others begin shifting their workforce […]

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‘Total war’: Judge rejects Hytera’s new defence in Motorola IP dispute
Intellectual Property March 6, 2020 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Calling the complex intellectual property dispute a “total war” between the tech giants, a judge has dismissed a proposed amended defence by Hytera Communications to […]

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‘Disappointed’ ACCC won’t challenge ruling on $15B Vodafone, TPG merger
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2020 9:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it has no grounds to challenge a ruling that found the $15 billion merger of Vodafone with telecommunications […]

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