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Insurers defeat appeals in COVID-19 business interruption test cases
Coronavirus 2022-02-21 5:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court challenge by a group of small businesses seeking coverage under business interruption insurance policies for losses flowing from COVID-19 restrictions has largely […]

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Maurice Blackburn appropriated Fearless Girl statue for ‘gender equality credentials’, court told
Intellectual Property 2022-02-21 9:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maurice Blackburn deliberately appropriated the iconic Fearless Girl statue in order to promote its own gender equality credentials, the Full Federal Court has […]

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High Court to hear BHP challenge to foreign investors in class action
High Court 2022-02-18 10:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

BHP Group has been granted special leave from the High Court to appeal a ruling that rejected its bid to exclude foreign investors from a […]

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ACCC faces tough questions in appeal of NSW Ports competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-17 2:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court grilled counsel for the ACCC on the first day of a hearing challenging the dismissal of its case over a NSW government […]

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Music festival organiser appeals ruling denying coverage for $3.2M COVID-related cancellation
Coronavirus 2022-02-17 5:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The organiser of the Big Red Bash outback music festival has appealed a judgment denying it coverage for $3.2 million cancellation of the festival during […]

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Insurer has second crack at dodging doctor’s class action defence costs
Insurance 2022-02-17 9:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Avant Insurance has challenged a Federal Court judge’s interpretation of the Insurance Contracts Act in its second attempt to avoid liability for the defence costs […]

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CBA class action preps for class closure nod from Full Court
Class Actions 2022-02-16 12:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyers leading a class action against the Commonwealth Bank over its alleged money laundering compliance failures are getting their ducks in a row in the […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith reignites court battle with ex-wife over confidential emails
Appeals 2022-02-16 10:33 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Embattled war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith continues to pursue legal action against his ex-wife, having applied for leave to appeal a Federal Court decision disallowing cross-examination […]

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Class action waiver in Ruby Princess cruise T&Cs not unfair, court told
Class Actions 2022-02-14 9:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action waiver in the terms and conditions of tickets purchased by US passengers embarking on the fateful Ruby Princess cruise at the height […]

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High Court to decide if class action shareholders can publicly grill directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-02-11 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A case before the High Court could have major implications for company directors, giving shareholders in class actions the power to drag them before court […]

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