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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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High Court judgment sparks concern for isolated judges
Courts 2021-10-14 9:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A recent High Court ruling that condemned communication between trial judges and barristers outside of court could have dire consequences, including further isolation for members […]

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High Court tosses appeal of sacked climate-skeptic professor
High Court 2021-10-13 7:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has thrown out sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd’s appeal of his dismissal by James Cook University, finding protection of intellectual freedom […]

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Clive Palmer loses High Court battle over right to sue WA for $30B
High Court 2021-10-13 6:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining magnate Clive Palmer and two of his mining firms have lost a High Court challenge seeking to overturn a Western Australian law which prevented […]

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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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‘Madness’ if Sandoz entitled to generic Lexapro licence, High Court told
Intellectual Property 2021-10-12 7:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Danish drug maker Lundbeck has told the High Court it did not contract away a royalty-free licence to generic drug maker Sandoz to sell blockbuster […]

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Lawyers in Crown Resorts class action fully vaxxed and ready for in-person trial
Class Actions 2021-10-11 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A six-week trial in a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts set to begin at the end of October will start off virtually and shift […]

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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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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test case
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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