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PwC a ‘different beast’ to law firms when it comes to privilege, court hears
Tax 2021-09-13 10:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Assessing claims of privilege involving multidisciplinary firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers that offer legal and accounting services is “inherently awkward”, a court heard on the final day […]

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Lockdown didn’t trigger business interruption policy in COVID-19 test case, IAG tells court
Insurance 2021-09-06 10:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lockdown orders by the Victorian government and an international travel ban in place last year during the first wave of COVID-19 did not trigger a […]

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BlueScope meeting with rival steel distributors ‘potentially illegal’, exec tells court
Trials 2021-09-02 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis wanted no record kept of a meeting with four of the company’s competing steel distributors and warned his national […]

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Bluescope slams as ‘delusional’ ACCC evidence of cartel conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-31 6:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope has labelled “delusional” an argument by the competition regulator that alleged correspondence from a distributor about the steel company’s suggested higher prices was evidence […]

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Jury trial bid rejected in Barilaro’s case against YouTube star Jordan Shanks
Defamation 2021-08-31 9:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed an application by YouTube comedian Jordan Shanks for a jury trial in a defamation case brought by NSW Deputy Premier John […]

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Bluescope’s defence in ACCC case would ‘eviscerate’ cartel laws, trial told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-30 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Steel maker Bluescope’s claim that it didn’t engage in cartel conduct because it only encouraged distributors to set a price for its products would “eviscerate” […]

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Daily Mail editor wrote ‘let’s rip into this sheila’ before publishing Erin Molan article, court hears
Trials 2021-08-30 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Daily Mail editor sent an email to a journalist that said ‘Let’s rip into this sheila’ before publishing an article about sports presenter Erin […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith says ex-wife lied to court about accessing his personal emails
Trials 2021-08-13 8:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A lawyer for accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith has told a judge his ex-wife did not honestly disclose whether she had given her close friend […]

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Victoria says COVID-19 lockdown did not violate freedom of communication
Coronavirus 2021-07-29 7:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Victorian Government has told a judge the COVID-19 restrictions imposed during its extended lockdown last year did not infringe on the freedom of political […]

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Foreign troops were ‘infidels’, Afghan witness tells court in Ben-Roberts Smith defamation trial
Defamation 2021-07-27 7:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australian soldiers who raided a village in Afghanistan were “infidels” and the people they killed were “martyrs”, an Afghan villager related to a man allegedly […]

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