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COVID-19 sees Virgin administrators absolved of liability on unprecedented scale
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-05-15 4:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia have been absolved of personal liability for the ongoing operation of the embattled airline on an unprecedented scale, with Australia’s […]

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Theme park worker’s refusal to take leave once a week unreasonable under JobKeeper, FWC says
Employment 2020-05-13 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The refusal by a Village Roadshow Theme Parks worker to take one day’s annual leave every week while she is on the JobKeeper subsidy was […]

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Return-to-work anxiety looms for many lawyers
Coronavirus 2020-05-13 10:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The prospect of returning to the office may be increasing levels of anxiety among some lawyers, who work in a profession rife with mental health […]

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Another global law firm cuts partner compensation
Business of Law 2020-05-12 5:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A global law firm with two offices in Australia will temporarily suspend partner draws due to the coronavirus health crisis. US-based litigation firm Quinn Emanuel […]

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Class action to be filed over COVID-19 outbreak on Greg Mortimer cruise
Class Actions 2020-05-11 3:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action is expected to be launched this week on behalf of hundreds of passengers and crew of the Greg Mortimer cruise liner who […]

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7-Eleven class action trial delayed due to coronavirus
Class Actions 2020-05-08 6:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

The parties in two class actions against 7-Eleven brought on behalf of franchisees have agreed to delay an upcoming hearing by ten months, due to […]

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Coronavirus downturn ripe ground for law firm partner poaching
Business of Law 2020-05-07 6:36 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Economic uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic could see an increase in partner poaching among law firms in the coming months, according to several industry experts. […]

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Government’s draft COVIDSafe bill makes misuse of data a criminal offence
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-05-05 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government has released draft legislation laying down protections for those using the COVIDSafe app which include criminal offences for the misuse of data […]

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Hytera witnesses may travel to Hong Kong to be cross-examined at Motorola IP trial
Intellectual Property 2020-05-05 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chinese-based witnesses for Hytera may be able to travel to Hong Kong for cross-examination in a now rescheduled copyright trial between Motorola and Hytera, after […]

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Judge greenlights MP’s defamation trial despite COVID-19 restrictions
Defamation 2020-05-04 8:14 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Victorian Liberal MP seeking damages for allegedly defamatory Facebook statements has been given the green light to proceed with a judge-only trial, after jury […]

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