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Ex-Maurice Blackburn lawyer not trying to dodge Qantas trial with hospital stay, judge says
Employment 2021-08-12 5:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former Maurice Blackburn lawyer set to give evidence in a suit against Qantas was not “deliberately avoiding” the trial with an extended hospital stay, […]

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Judge scolds Delta Coal liquidators for late notification of insolvent trading case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-08-11 1:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has criticised the liquidators of coal mining company Delta for waiting over two years to file insolvent trading proceedings against former […]

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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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Settlement reached in Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-13 11:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata airbags. The in-principle settlements […]

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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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Halifax auditor faces first criminal charges over auditing breaches
White Collar 2021-06-08 1:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Criminal charges have been laid against the auditor of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, whose 2008 collapse left around $200 million in client funds trapped, in […]

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Corner Hotel appeals loss in trade mark fight with jazz club
Intellectual Property 2021-05-07 12:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Corner Hotel is taking another stab at cancelling a rival club’s ‘jazz corner’ and ‘jazz corner hotel trade marks’, after a judge found the […]

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K&L Gates boosts IP team by snapping up Herbert Smith Freehills partner
Intellectual Property 2021-05-05 11:21 am By Miklos Bolza

K&L Gates has bolstered its Australian intellectual property team by nabbing a leading IP lawyer and partner from rival Herbert Smith Freehills. In an announcement […]

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Solomon Lew’s retail giant The Just Group sued for $3.4M in unpaid rent
Real Estate 2021-04-20 1:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian investment management group Fortius Funds Management has taken retail giant The Just Group to court seeking millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid rent for […]

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The Corner Hotel loses trade mark lawsuit against Birdland-affiliated jazz club
Intellectual Property 2021-04-12 5:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by famed Richmond pub The Corner Hotel against a jazz club formed in partnership with iconic New […]

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