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‘Some might also die’: Judge denies religious leaders’ bid for lockdown exemption
Coronavirus 2021-09-03 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has thrown out an urgent bid by Australian religious leaders for a temporary exemption from COVID-19 lockdown orders in NSW and Victoria to […]

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Next wave of COVID-19 litigation expected ‘sooner rather than later’
Feature 2021-09-01 9:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

As states across Australia grapple with lockdowns and rising COVID-19 cases, lawyers practising in a range of areas, from employment to insurance, are bracing for […]

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Judge in ASIC’s first COVID-19 case says legal team swap no excuse for defaulting on orders
ASIC 2021-09-01 1:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The judge overseeing ASIC’s first COVID-19-related case has criticised personal lender ClearLoans’ delay in responding to the case, saying a change in the company’s legal […]

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Firms get creative to help locked-down lawyers stay connected
Business of Law 2021-08-27 11:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

With the Delta variant of the coronavirus thrusting Australia’s largest cities back into a protracted lockdown, lawyers forced to return to remote work for the […]

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Insurers want to stay COVID-19 insurance class actions
Coronavirus 2021-08-24 4:26 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers Lloyds Australia and QBE want class actions by policyholders who were denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns stayed until a related test case […]

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Controversial COVID border closure could trigger class action, lawyer says
Coronavirus 2021-08-20 5:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The heavy toll of COVID-related border closures on businesses in northern New South Wales could trigger a class action lawsuit, a lawyers has warned, as […]

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Court throws out protester’s challenge to Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown orders
Coronavirus 2021-08-17 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has thrown out a protester’s lawsuit challenging Victoria’s stay-at-home orders during the state’s extended lockdown last year, saying the relevant provisions in the […]

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COVID-19 delays judgment in ACCC’s long-running case against private college Phoenix
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-06 3:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 lockdown has created “logistical” difficulties delaying the release of a long awaited judgment in the ACCC’s consumer law case against collapsed private […]

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SPC’s controversial vaccine mandate may face legal challenges
Coronavirus 2021-08-05 9:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A controversial announcement by Victorian-based fruit and vegetable processor SPC that it will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all of its 450 onsite workers could face […]

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ASIC accuses WA biotech company of misleading consumers during pandemic
Coronavirus 2021-08-04 9:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has filed court action against a multi-million dollar Western Australian biotech company, alleging it made several misleading representations to […]

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