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Court strikes down challenges to NSW COVID-19 vaccination mandate
Coronavirus 2021-10-15 9:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has dismissed challenges to the New South Wales public health orders that made it mandatory for certain workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, […]

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Former CoCo Joy boss charged with running company while disqualified
White Collar 2021-10-14 1:15 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former CEO of failed coconut water venture CoCo Joy, which once sponsored the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles NRL team, faces charges he managed the company […]

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Court smooths over Botox trade mark dispute with Freezeframe injunction
Intellectual Property 2021-10-13 8:47 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Botox drug maker Allergan has secured an injunction against a Sydney-based cosmetics company which sought to “leverage” the reputation of the well-known injectable to sell […]

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Murray Darling Basin Authority fails again to limit class action liability
Appeals 2021-10-12 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Murray Darling Basin Authority can’t rely on defences claiming it is a “public or other authority” to limit the liability of a class action […]

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Government can’t dodge sovereign bonds climate change class action
Climate change 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A climate change activist can continue her lawsuit alleging the federal government failed to disclose the impact of climate change to investors in sovereign bonds, […]

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Barrister fights to remain anonymous as NSW Bar seeks stiffer penalty for lewd act
Legal Ethics 2021-10-08 9:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court hearing the case of a barrister who allegedly made a sexual comment to a clerk while intoxicated at a dinner following a […]

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ACCC investigates Qube’s ‘worrying’ $90M acquisition of bulk grain terminal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-07 2:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an investigation into logistics company Qube’s recent $90 million acquisition of the Newcastle Agri Terminal. In announcing […]

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‘Hundreds of lawyers’ could overwhelm combustible cladding class action, court told
Class Actions 2021-10-06 2:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

“Hundreds of lawyers” could overwhelm Microsoft Teams if German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites continues adding cross-claimants in a class action over highly flammable building materials, […]

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Lawyer who allegedly doctored invoices, stole from client can’t stay suspension
Legal Ethics 2021-10-06 9:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Sydney solicitor accused of stealing over $130,000 from a client and doctoring five invoices has lost a bid to pause the NSW Law Society’s […]

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Insurers accused of misleading policyholders in COVID-19 insurance class actions
Insurance 2021-10-05 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers are misleading policyholders about class actions which seek compensation for those denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns, a court has heard. In a […]

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