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Judge rejects government’s attempt to limit liability in Murray Darling class action
Class Actions 2021-04-13 3:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found the Commonwealth and Murray Darling Basin Authority are not “public authorities”, striking out large portions of their defence in a class […]

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‘Millions of dollars of cash in bags’: Cryptocurrency trader wins lawsuit against fraudster
Financial Services 2021-03-30 4:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A cryptocurrency trader has won judgment of over $1.96 million in a NSW Supreme Court lawsuit against companies owned by a convicted fraudster over a […]

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Judge pushes for trial early next year in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2021-03-25 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has suggested hearing the long-running class action over the Opal Tower disaster as early as the first quarter of next year, as the […]

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Victoria adopts remote court hearings and other ‘sensible’ changes ushered in by COVID-19
Coronavirus 2021-03-17 6:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian government has passed legislation allowing the state’s courts to permanently retain digital hearings, electronic signing and remote witnessing, which were implemented last year […]

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Barrister in hot water over inappropriate conduct of ‘sexual character’
Business of Law 2021-03-05 1:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A NSW barrister who allegedly pushed an assistant clerk’s head while making a sexual remark at a professional dinner is facing disciplinary action for unsatisfactory […]

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Crown Resorts not suitable to run Barangaroo casino, damning report says
Crown Resorts 2021-02-09 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts should not have a licence to run the Barangaroo casino in Sydney after facilitating money laundering and partnering with junket operators linked to […]

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Royal Carribbean sues White Island volcano victims to shut down US cases
Personal injury 2021-01-18 4:57 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Embattled cruise operator Royal Caribbean has launched legal action against victims of the White Island volcano eruption that killed 22 people last year, aiming to […]

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NSW can’t shield docs in ACCC competition case over ports privatisation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-09 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW government cannot assert public immunity over cabinet documents sought in a case brought by the ACCC over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement for the […]

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Grocon ‘reluctantly’ puts construction biz into administration
Construction 2020-11-20 4:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Property developer Grocon has “reluctantly” put its construction business into administration, blaming the NSW government’s handling of the Central Barangaroo development project which has sparked […]

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Chubb wouldn’t want survival of Opal Tower concrete specialist on conscience, judge says
Insurance 2020-10-16 2:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judge of the Federal Court has told Chubb Insurance to consider whether it wants to be held responsible for the commercial viability of […]

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