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Law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2021, with angry clients leading the charge
Feature 2022-01-14 11:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Last year brought economic growth and success for law firms, but 2021 was not only marked with good news. A slew of law firms were […]

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AUSTRAC widens probe into Star Entertainment as class actions loom
Gaming 2022-01-14 11:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AUSTRAC has expanded into investigation into Star Entertainment’s compliance with anti-money laundering laws, two months after a third law firm announced a shareholder class action […]

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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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KPMG hits back at lawsuit brought by ‘belittled’ employee
Employment 2022-01-11 5:52 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting giant KPMG is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former long-serving employee over “unnecessarily aggressive, belittling and disproportionate” emails allegedly attacking […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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TWU appeals judgment refusing to reinstate 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers
Employment 2022-01-10 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Transport Workers Union has appealed a judge’s decision that compensation was a more appropriate remedy for 1,800 Qantas workers who had been denied the […]

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MySuper class action back on track with appeals court victory
Class Actions 2021-12-21 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a superannuation class action against two IOOF units has successfully appealed a decision that barred the case from proceeding under a […]

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TWU loses bid to reinstate 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers
Employment 2021-12-17 6:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected the TWU’s request for the reinstatement of around 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers, finding it was inevitable that the airline would retrench […]

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Judge signs off on $9.4M payday for Maurice Blackburn in NT class action
Class Actions 2021-12-16 4:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $35 million settlement in a class action against the Northern Territory government over alleged human rights abuses against […]

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PTTEP appeals win for Indonesian seaweed farmers in oil spill class action
Appeals 2021-12-15 5:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Oil exploration company PTTEP has appealed a judge’s findings that oil that gushed from one of its wells in the Timor Sea in 2009 reached […]

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