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Class actions too complex to run without lawyers, judge says
Class Actions 2022-06-30 12:36 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has tossed a class action brought by a self-represented applicant against Wilson Security, saying class actions should not be run without lawyers. According […]

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Judge to rush trial in Tiwi Islanders challenge to Santos offshore drill plan
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-29 2:29 pm By Sam Matthews

Tiwi islanders in a Federal Court challenge to the Barossa offshore gas project have won an expedited trial, but the case won’t be heard before […]

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Appeal lodged in class action by cruise voyagers forced to take the bus
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-06-24 10:18 pm By Sam Matthews

Cruise operator Scenic Tours is appealing a courtroom loss that could see it owing $25 million in damages in a class action by travelers who […]

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Hutchinson’s ‘monstrous’ claim survives in case over $153M Port Melbourne development
Real Estate 2022-06-22 10:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Construction giant Hutchinson Builders has succeeded in bringing claims against a related entity of a Port Melbourne property developer over a $153 million project after […]

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Woodside hit with third lawsuit over $16.5B WA natural gas project
Environment 2022-06-22 3:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Conservation Foundation has brought proceedings against oil and gas producer Woodside Energy, arguing its Scarborough gas project in Western Australia cannot go ahead […]

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Crown Sydney gets go-ahead to resume NSW gaming operations
Gaming 2022-06-22 3:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Crown Casino has been given conditional approval to reopen gaming operations in Sydney following its takeover by private equity firm Blackstone. The rehabilitation of the […]

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First female appeals court president appointed in Victoria
Courts 2022-06-21 1:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Victorian government has elevated a female judge to the role of president of the state’s Court of Appeal, marking the first time a woman […]

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Maddocks fights $13M judgment, says negligence was ‘marginal’
Professional Negligence 2022-06-20 9:42 pm By Sam Matthews

Appealing a $13 million damages judgment for negligent advice to a former client that allegedly led to a botched sale and administration, law firm Maddocks […]

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Lawyers urge AG to retain flexibility of COVID-era online hearings
Courts 2022-06-17 9:34 pm By Sam Matthews

The head of NSW’s peak legal body has called on the state’s Attorney General to retain a number of COVID-19 measures to improve access to […]

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Legal privilege over jab mandate advice waived with counsel’s failure to object, court says
Coronavirus 2022-06-17 9:57 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has ruled that a senior Queensland police official waived legal professional privilege during cross examination, allowing the plaintiffs in a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination […]

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