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Paralegal says law firm forced her to take COVID-19 pay cut
Employment 2021-01-12 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Brisbane-based law firm is being sued by a paralegal who claims she was forced to take a 20 per cent pay cut during the […]

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Facebook, Instagram waived right to arbitrate startup’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-23 6:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have lost a bid to shut down a lawsuit brought by an Australian social media startup, with a judge finding […]

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AMP ‘ruining a lot of people’s Christmases’ in $35.5M poaching dispute, court told
Financial Services 2020-12-22 4:12 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has blasted AMP for dragging a fight over documents to court this close to Christmas, after software company DST Bluedoor revealed it is […]

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Full Court ruling clarifies cover in business interruption insurance case
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has issued a mixed bag ruling in a business interruption insurance dispute between Suncorp subsidiary Vero Insurance and a Melbourne café […]

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Partner won’t seek to resurrect Rio Tinto claims in Deloitte age discrimination case
Employment 2020-12-15 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A partner bringing a $3.8 million age discrimination lawsuit against Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu will not seek to replead claims struck out earlier this month that […]

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Retail Food Group acted unconscionably in dealings with franchisees, ACCC claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 3:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken franchise giant Retail Food Group to court for allegedly misleading purchasers of loss-making franchises about the profitability […]

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NSW can’t shield docs in ACCC competition case over ports privatisation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-09 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW government cannot assert public immunity over cabinet documents sought in a case brought by the ACCC over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement for the […]

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Grocon ‘reluctantly’ puts construction biz into administration
Construction 2020-11-20 4:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Property developer Grocon has “reluctantly” put its construction business into administration, blaming the NSW government’s handling of the Central Barangaroo development project which has sparked […]

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Chubb wouldn’t want survival of Opal Tower concrete specialist on conscience, judge says
Insurance 2020-10-16 2:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judge of the Federal Court has told Chubb Insurance to consider whether it wants to be held responsible for the commercial viability of […]

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COVID-19 eviction moratorium doesn’t apply to lease breach unrelated to rent, court finds
Coronavirus 2020-11-03 5:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Sydney-based companies have lost a bid to reinstate their commercial lease, with a judge rejecting submissions that the COVID-19 moratorium on evictions applied to […]

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