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Banksia class action judgment shows force of Vic’s overarching obligations
Legal Ethics 2021-10-14 10:44 pm By Editor

This week’s judgment referring the conduct of lawyers behind the Banksia class action to prosecutors shows the effectiveness of unique legislative provisions in Victoria that […]

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Claims trimmed in COVID-19 public housing class action
Class Actions 2021-10-13 1:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action over a public housing lockdown during Melbourne’s second COVID-19 wave in July last year is seeking to discontinue battery and negligence claims […]

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COVID-positive barrister’s visit to chambers prompts vaccination push
Coronavirus 2021-10-07 6:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Victorian Bar has urged barristers to remain vigilant and get vaccinated against COVID-19 after Owen Dixon Chambers East was named as an exposure site. […]

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Lendlease files $8.7M lawsuit over combustible cladding in Docklands high rise
Construction 2021-10-07 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lendlease has taken two consultants and a designer to court to recoup $8.7 million it spent on replacing combustible cladding used on its $107 million […]

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‘The writing seems to be on the wall’: Law firms actively considering no jab, no office policies
Business of Law 2021-09-29 10:03 pm By Bianca Hrovat

As Australia’s largest cities prepare to emerge from lockdown, law firms are doubling down on their efforts to vaccinate staff, with some going so far […]

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Vic government charged with safety breaches over hotel quarantine program
Coronavirus 2021-09-29 4:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Victoria’s health and safety regulator WorkSafe has filed proceedings against the state government over alleged health and safety breaches relating to last year’s disastrous hotel […]

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Judge wrong to shut down MySuper class action, appeals court hears
Appeals 2021-09-27 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overstepped in throwing out a class action against two National Australia Bank units over alleged MySuper mismanagement because of a carveout in the […]

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Media outlets win reprieve from ban on filming lockdown protests
Coronavirus 2021-09-24 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine Network, Seven Network and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation have won a temporary injunction barring the Civil Aviation Safety Authority from declaring the area above […]

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Victoria’s EPA ignored climate change law in renewing power station licences, suit says
Environment 2021-09-23 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Victoria’s environment watchdog has been taken to court over its decision to renew the licences of the state’s three remaining coal power stations, a test […]

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Princess, Regent theatres sue insurer for $20M in business interruption cover
Insurance 2021-09-20 2:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The owners and operators of five Melbourne theatres have filed legal action against Ansvar Insurance seeking more than $20 million in business interruption cover for […]

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