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Nationwide drops judicial bias claim in Geoffrey Rush defamation appeal
Defamation 2019-11-04 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nationwide News is backpedaling from claims that a $2.9 million defamation judgment won by actor Geoffrey Rush should be overturned because of apprehended bias on […]

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Insurer QBE claims Opal Tower cracking not ‘major’
Insurance 2019-10-10 4:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

QBE Underwriting has defended its decision to deny insurance coverage to the builder of Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower development, claiming the cracking was not “major” […]

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Sacked HWL Ebsworth lawyer fights to revive unfair dismissal case
Appeals 2019-10-07 11:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A former HWL Ebsworth special counsel has appealed a ruling that tossed his unlawful dismissal case against the firm as “trivial” and “wholly unrealistic”. Former […]

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After ASIC raises ire, judge sets down new rules for regulators in his court
ASIC 2019-10-04 10:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC and other government regulators bringing enforcement action in the docket of one Federal Court judge must abide by a strict new protocol to prevent […]

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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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