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ASIC’s belated case against ex-Murray Goulburn execs survives, but judge says never again
ASIC 2019-10-04 10:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused a bid by two former Murray Goulburn executives to throw out a disqualification case brought by the Australian Securities and Investments […]

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Opal Tower class action defendants banned from contacting group members about settlement
Class Actions 2019-10-04 5:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

The defendants in the Sydney Opal Tower class action have been formally banned from contacting represented group members about their claims while the proceeding remains […]

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Sydney private school caretaker wins $3.1M after catastrophic gas explosion
Employment 2019-10-02 4:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

At caretaker at a Sydney private school has been awarded $3.1 million in damages after he was seriously injured in a workplace gas explosion, with […]

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Channel 7 loses defamation case over ‘manifestly unreasonable’ welfare cheat story
Defamation 2019-10-01 5:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

Channel Seven has lost a six-year defamation battle over a Today Tonight story that described a woman on single parenting payments as “the Centrelink cheat […]

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Businessman Charif Kazal gets last chance to fix ‘incomprehensible’ case against Gilbert + Tobin
Corporate 2019-09-24 7:48 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has given Sydney businessman Charif Kazal a third and final opportunity to replead his “simply incomprehensible” case against Gilbert + Tobin over the […]

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ACCC wins record $26.5M penalty against Empower Institute
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-20 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has won a record $26.5 million penalty against defunct vocational trainer Empower Institute for “duping” disadvantaged customers into enrolling in courses they couldn’t […]

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Judge gives ACCC go-ahead to continue case against insolvent Jump
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-10 10:40 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its bid to continue proceedings against the insolvent operator of the Jump! swim school franchise and its […]

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Google can’t get quick win in second defamation case by medical researcher
Defamation 2019-09-06 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google will need to mount a full defence over its liability for defamatory material in search results, after it lost its bid for summary dismissal […]

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ACCC loses appeal in cartel case over coal mining licences
Appeals 2019-09-04 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has failed in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its bid-rigging case over mining exploration licences involving Cascade […]

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Sacked HWL Ebsworth special counsel loses ‘wholly unrealistic’ unlawful dismissal case
Employment 2019-09-03 10:24 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has thrown out an unlawful dismissal case brought by former HWL Ebsworth special counsel against the firm, describing his arguments as “trivial” and […]

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