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Emergency doctors hit Melbourne hospital with underpayments suit
Employment 2024-02-28 3:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Twenty-six emergency doctors have brought an underpayments lawsuit against Melbourne hospital provider Austin Health, claiming that for the past six year they have not been […]

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Just how far from pay equity is your law firm?
Business of Law 2024-02-27 5:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The numbers are in and most of Australia’s largest law firms have a long way to go in fixing the gender pay gap. Here, Lawyerly looks at the pay gap data provided by more than 50 law firms.

Victoria’s approach to carriage fights better than Federal Court, says judge
Class Actions 2024-02-27 5:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing an appeal in a carriage dispute in a class action against Jaguar Land Rover over allegedly defective diesel filters has said he prefers the approach of the Supreme Court of Victoria to such fights, saying firms should not revise their bids multiple times.

‘So what?’ Judge says rate-rigging class action can’t impose views on registration
Class Actions 2024-02-27 9:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered soft class closure ahead of mediation in a class action against five major banks over alleged foreign exchange rate-rigging, saying the applicant’s subjective view on what will assist mediation should not be imposed on the banks.

What led to judge’s resignation was ‘regrettable and extraordinary’, judicial body says
Legal Ethics 2024-02-27 11:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Supreme Court of Victoria Justice Lex Lasry served with the “highest standards of integrity”, and the circumstances that led to his resignation from the bench were “regrettable and extraordinary”, the president of Australia’s association of judges has said as reports emerge that the DPP has made a complaint about a second judge.

ASIC opens criminal investigation into director of crypto platform Blockchain Global
Cryptocurrency 2024-02-27 5:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won a travel ban against a former director of collapsed cryptocurrency platform Blockchain Global while the regulator investigates suspected criminal offences. 

Italian food hall Mercato Centrale defeats trade mark infringement case by 50-year-old deli
Intellectual Property 2024-02-27 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

The proprietors of a family-owned Adelaide deli selling imported food for the past 50 years have lost a trade mark lawsuit targeting Eddie Muto’s Il Mercato Centrale — the sprawling Italian market expected to open its first Australian location in Collins St, Melbourne this year.

Bureau of Meteorology challenges ruling on exec’s unfair dismissal over Paris trip
Appeals 2024-02-27 6:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Bureau of Meteorology has appealed a judgment that found a former senior executive was unfairly fired after taking a business-class trip to Paris.

‘Don’t you want to know who you’re acting for?’: Judge probes applicant in rate-rigging class action
Class Actions 2024-02-26 4:33 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has questioned the applicant’s opposition to soft class closure in a class action accusing five major banks of rate-rigging, a measure the banks […]

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AGL Energy class action to be discontinued after search for new funder fails
Class Actions 2024-02-26 5:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicant in a competition class action against AGL Energy has failed to find another funder to back the case after the original funder that […]

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