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Judge urges Komatsu to consider ‘adequacy’ of sex harassment defence
Employment August 5, 2020 7:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has told mining equipment provider Komatsu to consider whether its sex harassment policies and training are an “adequate” defence to serious allegations of […]

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Maurice Blackburn escapes discrimination case by former client
Employment July 31, 2020 10:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has shut down a former Qantas customer service manager’s bid to pursue a disability discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn alleging the law firm […]

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Law firm to drop class action against Pitcher Partners over Slater and Gordon audits
Class Actions July 30, 2020 2:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law firm behind a long-running class action against Pitcher Partners over its auditing of Slater and Gordon is seeking court approval to drop the […]

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Treasurer met with affiliate of US lobby group on eve of new class action regulations, inquiry told
Class Actions July 27, 2020 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

There is an “embarrassing” foreign influence on Australian laws, a plaintiff law firm has told a parliamentary inquiry into class actions, after revealing that Treasurer […]

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Uber fails in second bid to put brakes on taxi driver class action
Class Actions July 22, 2020 3:42 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Uber has lost its latest challenge to a landmark class action that alleges the ride-sharing giant engaged in a conspiracy to steal business from taxi […]

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Westpac hit with class action over banned car loan scheme
Class Actions July 16, 2020 10:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with a class action over a “shonky” car loan scheme, in what is the first class to be filed in Victoria […]

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What barristers love and loathe about their instructing solicitors
Feature July 14, 2020 8:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

When it comes to briefing barristers, solicitors lie on a spectrum of awesome to irksome. In a series of interviews with Lawyerly, some of Australia’s […]

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Seqwater appeals 50 percent damages ruling in Queensland floods class action
Appeals July 14, 2020 7:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Dam operator Seqwater is challenging a decision that put it on the hook for 50 per cent of any damages payouts to thousands of members […]

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Judge ‘regrettably’ postpones Boral class action beauty parade in light of High Court challenge
Class Actions July 10, 2020 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has pushed off a heated contest between law firms vying to lead a shareholder class action against construction giant Boral for what could […]

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CBA won’t hand over docs to class action without AUSTRAC’s blessing
Class Actions July 8, 2020 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has refused to provide sought-after documents to the lead applicants of a joint class action against it until AUSTRAC grants […]

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