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Law firms circle insurers over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Class Actions 2021-01-15 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

At least five law firms are investigating lawsuits, including class action proceedings, in the wake of a landmark test case on COVID-19 exclusions for business […]

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Senior IOOF executive accused of sexually harassing employee at her wedding
Employment 2021-01-15 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former portfolio manager of IOOF has sued the firm for discrimination and breaches of the Fair Work Act, alleging she was groped on the breasts by a high ranking senior executive on her wedding day.

Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Uber loses bid to shrink taxi driver class action
Class Actions 2021-01-11 1:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has rejected a bid by Uber to significantly trim a class action brought by Maurice Blackburn on behalf of successors and assignees or […]

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Qantas outsourcing test case narrowed after judge criticises ‘extra layer of complication’
Employment 2020-12-23 2:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Transport Workers’ Union has amended its case against Qantas challenging a decision to outsource 2,000 jobs, after a Federal Court judge urged the union […]

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Judge blocks lawyers’ access to docs in stayed Monsanto class action
Product Liability 2020-12-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for the lead applicant in a stayed class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its weedkiller Roundup cannot access discovered documents in a separate class […]

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Class action against NAB over MySuper not validly commenced, court finds
Class Actions 2020-12-21 12:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action filed by Maurice Blackburn against NAB units MLC and NULIS was invalidly commenced thanks to a carve out in the Supreme Court […]

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Class action accuses NSW Health of underpaying 10,000 junior doctors
Employment 2020-12-21 9:20 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two law firms have launched a class action against NSW Health on behalf of over 10,000 junior doctors for its alleged failure to pay overtime […]

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Group members will get about half of $50M Vocation class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-12-18 2:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shareholders of collapsed vocational training company Vocation are poised to get about half of a $50 million settlement reached last month in a complex, long-running […]

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