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Building cop gets lumped with more costs for ‘Cup of Tea’ case against CFMMEU
Employment March 5, 2019 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has been served another costs order after losing a case it brought against a pair of CFMMEU officials who […]

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Foxtel, Optus contractor faces possible class action over ‘sham’ contracts with technicians
Employment February 21, 2019 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Foxtel and Optus contractor BSA may be hit with a class action on behalf of telecommunications technicians allegedly engaged as independent contractors so the company […]

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Employment partner loses appeal over ‘offensive’ letters to Lander & Rogers lawyer
Business of Law February 13, 2019 10:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has reinstated charges of unsatisfactory professional conduct against the principal of a leading employment law firm, after the lawyer called opposing counsel […]

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Coles manager who harassed staff with Facebook friend requests not unfairly fired, FWC says
Employment February 6, 2019 11:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Coles manager who sexually harassed and bullied young female employees by touching them and asking them to friend him on Facebook was fired by […]

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Class members get nothing in $2.6M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions November 13, 2018 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has signed off on a $2.6 million settlement in a class action against Endeavour Energy and two other companies over the 2013 Mt […]

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Mark Latham faces $100,000 bill after settling defamation case
Defamation November 26, 2018 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former MP Mark Latham has agreed to settle a defamation case brought against him by the political editor of pop culture site Junkee, and he […]

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Allianz policy exclusion dooms United Petroleum unit’s fire damage claim
Insurance November 30, 2018 10:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Queensland ethanol refinery, owned by United Petroleum, has lost a dispute with its insurer Allianz Australia over coverage for damage resulting from a 2016 […]

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Bank of Queensland loses fight with insurer over $6M class action settlement
Insurance November 7, 2018 10:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bank of Queensland has lost a dispute with two insurers over coverage for a $6 million settlement of a class action brought by investors in […]

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Mt Victoria bushfire class seeks to amend pleading on first day of trial
Class Actions October 8, 2018 11:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lawyers leading a class action seeking damages from electrical distributor Endeavour Energy over the 2013 Mt Victoria bushfires have made a bid to amend […]

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Watchdog wants $505K penalty for union’s poor record-keeping
Employment September 25, 2018 10:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Registered Organisations Commissioner is seeking a $505,000 penalty against the CEPU for record-keeping breaches, despite the union’s claim that the conduct was not deliberate. […]

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