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Rio Tinto execs’ trial vacated given likelihood of COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus 2020-11-27 6:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has vacated a seven-week trial in proceedings brought by ASIC against two former Rio Tinto executives to March or April 2022, after they […]

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Stood-down Qantas workers lose second bid for sick leave
Employment 2020-11-27 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Qantas workers on stand-down orders during the coronavirus pandemic have lost an appeal to overturn a ruling that they are not entitled to access paid […]

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South Australia may face class action over lockdown based on pizza shop lie
Coronavirus 2020-11-24 12:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of South Australia is facing a possible class action over a restrictive six-day lockdown that was lifted after two days when it was […]

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Rio Tinto execs’ trial can wait until COVID-19 vaccine, court hears
Coronavirus 2020-11-23 10:32 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A former Rio Tinto executive living in the US who wants to appear in person at an upcoming trial in a case brought by ASIC […]

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Law firm investigates COVID-19 business interruption class action
Coronavirus 2020-11-20 1:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers may face a class action by holders of business interruption insurance that have had their COVID-19-related claims rejected, following their loss in a test […]

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Insurers lose COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2020-11-18 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers will face a flood of pandemic-related claims after an appeals court ruled in a test case brought by the Insurance Council that certain infectious […]

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COVID-19 economic crisis, class actions and funded litigation
Expert Insights 2020-11-11 12:30 pm By

It is now trite to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in both a medical and economic crisis for the world. We continue to […]

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Another aged care provider faces class action over COVID-19 outbreak
Class Actions 2020-11-09 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A nursing home in Melbourne’s Western suburbs may be hit with a class action over a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility that resulted in the […]

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COVID-19 lockdown challenge tossed by High Court
High Court 2020-11-06 11:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has unanimously rejected a constitutional challenge against the Victorian government over its COVID-19 lockdown measures. The court on Friday sided with the […]

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Qantas engineers appeal COVID-19 stand down win for airline
Employment 2020-11-06 2:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Aircraft engineers for Qantas are challenging a ruling that the airline had no “genuine choice” when it stood them down in March during the COVID-19 […]

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