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Insurers win $3.2M lawsuit over COVID-related cancellation of Big Red Bash festival
Coronavirus 2022-01-19 9:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers have triumphed in a lawsuit over coverage for the $3.2 million cancellation of the Big Red Bash outback music festival during the first wave […]

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Company co-owned by MP Angus Taylor launches court action against land clearing ruling
Environment 2022-01-14 3:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Jam Land, the company co-owned by energy minister Angus Taylor, is contesting an order made by the federal Environment Department to restore 28.5 hectares of […]

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KPMG hits back at lawsuit brought by ‘belittled’ employee
Employment 2022-01-11 5:52 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting giant KPMG is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former long-serving employee over “unnecessarily aggressive, belittling and disproportionate” emails allegedly attacking […]

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SmileDirectClub can’t get its facts straight, Invisalign claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-07 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners has sued competitor SmileDirectClub for allegedly misleading consumers about the cost and efficacy of its direct-to-consumer teeth […]

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Barrister faces discipline after ‘gut-feeling’ prompts unfounded allegations against solicitor
Legal Ethics 2021-12-23 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Sydney-based barrister has been reprimanded for relying on his “gut feeling” in making baseless accusations of misconduct against the principal of a law firm. […]

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Barrister who sexually harassed clerk has suffered enough, appeals court says
Business of Law 2021-12-22 2:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales Bar Association has lost an appeal seeking a financial penalty and a professional reprimand against a Sydney barrister for his “poorly […]

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Nimble Money beats back shareholder bid to peek at books
Financial Services 2021-12-21 5:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Payday lender Nimble has succeeded in blocking its largest shareholder from accessing company documents relating to an impending debt refinance, with a judge finding the […]

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Judge ‘taken aback’ by Maddocks’ settlement stance in $30M negligence case
Professional Negligence 2021-12-20 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maddocks has been ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in indemnity costs for “throwing good money after bad” in failing to consider […]

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Judge criticises ASIC for treating orders in Westpac case like ‘traffic lights in Naples’
Financial Services 2021-12-20 1:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has criticised the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for treating timetabling orders in its insider trading case against Westpac over a $16 billion […]

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NSW judges give up pay rise, citing ‘devastating’ effects of COVID-19
Courts 2021-12-16 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Judges of the NSW Supreme Court passed up their annual pay rise in 2020 as the court and the public made dramatic changes to adapt […]

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