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Bushfire class action would face tough road, lawyer says
Class Actions January 15, 2020 3:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australia’s bushfire crisis has led to calls for a class action against a government perceived to be liable for its inaction on climate change. But […]

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Government could face litigation over NSW bushfires, professors say
Class Actions December 11, 2019 5:30 pm By

With bushfires and drought continuing to ravage New South Wales, local, state and federal governments could face litigation alleging they failed to protect affected communities […]

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Landowners lose appeal over $56.5M payout for Westconnex project
Transportation & Infrastructure September 26, 2019 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A group of Sydney commercial landlords whose properties were compulsorily acquired for the WestConnex project have lost an appeal seeking $56.5 million in compensation, after […]

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Litigation funding agreements legal in Queensland class actions, court says
Class Actions September 13, 2019 7:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Queensland Supreme Court has upheld the legality of litigation funding agreements in a landmark class action judgment that could have a ripple effect across […]

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Adani defeats appeal in native title challenge to Queensland coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources July 12, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A group of Indigenous Australians opposed to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has lost an appeal of a ruling dismissing a native title case […]

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Special counsel appointed in toxic foam class action
Class Actions June 28, 2019 11:41 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing several class actions over the alleged use of toxic foam at government military bases has appointed a special counsel to hear the […]

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Landowners above Sydney Metro tunnel can claim compensation before digging complete
Transportation & Infrastructure June 24, 2019 8:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

Landowners above the Sydney Metro underground tunnel will be allowed to claim compensation before construction is complete, with a court also preparing to consider potential […]

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Farmers can’t use the word ‘oil’ in Montarra oil spill class action, PTTEP says
Class Actions May 28, 2019 8:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

Oil company PTTEP has objected to Indonesian seaweed farmers using the word “oil” in their evidence in the Montarra oil spill class action, arguing they […]

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Irrigators bring $830M class action against Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Class Actions May 14, 2019 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Irrigators in Australia’s South East have launched a class action against the Murray-Darling Basin Authority claiming its mismanagement of the river system caused up to […]

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ACCC approves ‘green’ plastic certification trade mark over vagueness concerns
Intellectual Property May 28, 2019 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved an application by plastics manufacturer OxoPak for a certification trade mark for certain biodegradable plastics. The mark, […]

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