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7-Eleven class actions mull contempt motion after losing appeal over franchisee communications
Class Actions March 27, 2020 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in two class actions against 7-Eleven are considering bringing a contempt of court motion against the convenience store giant after the Full […]

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Spain appeals $375M ruling in arbitration spat over energy investments
Arbitration March 24, 2020 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Kingdom of Spain is keeping up its fight against the enforcement of two arbitration awards putting it on the hook for paying two investment […]

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DLA Piper admits to breaching disclosure obligations in $466,000 costs dispute
Intellectual Property March 23, 2020 12:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A dispute over approximately $466,000 in unpaid legal costs has been sent to the Victorian Supreme Court after DLA Piper admitted it breached its disclosure […]

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Clive Palmer loses second bid to quash criminal charges over resort villa takeover
Corporate March 19, 2020 4:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Billionaire Clive Palmer has lost his appeals court fight to shut down criminal proceedings alleging his resort company breached takeover laws, with three judges saying […]

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AFT loses challenge to ruling over ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 19, 2020 9:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has lost its challenge to a ruling that ads claiming its painkiller Maxigesic is more effective than Nuremol were misleading and deceptive, with […]

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HWL Ebsworth must pay indemnity costs in ex-partner spat after ‘unreasonable’ rejection of compromise
Business of Law March 19, 2020 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

HWL Ebsworth is on the hook for the legal costs of an unfair dismissal case won by ex-partner Tim Griffiths, and the law firm must […]

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Appeals court rejects Fairfax challenge to defamation ruling for Chau Chak Wing
Defamation March 19, 2020 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fairfax Media has failed in its appeal of a judgment that found the publisher defamed Chinese-Australian businessman Dr Chau Chak Wing in a Sydney Morning […]

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Full Court says HWL Ebsworth lawyer was not sacked for political views
Employment March 13, 2020 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has thrown out an appeal by a former special counsel of HWL Ebsworth, ruling the senior practitioner was reasonably fired for […]

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BP appeals ruling reinstating worker fired over Hitler parody video
Employment March 12, 2020 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

BP has appealed a ruling from the Fair Work Commission that reinstated a worker who was fired for sharing a video clip which included subtitles […]

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ASIC wins High Court appeal over meaning of corporate ‘officer’
Appeals March 11, 2020 12:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has scored a victory before the High Court, with the court unanimously finding that under the Corporations Act the […]

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