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CFMEU says worker tests positive for COVID-19, maintains construction an ‘essential service’
Construction 2020-03-26 3:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CFMEU said Thursday that a Melbourne construction worker had tested positive for coronavirus, but maintained its position that construction sites should be deemed an […]

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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions 2020-03-26 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the $212.5 million settlement in three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has been told of at least one […]

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Class action could be filed on behalf of Ruby Princess passengers
Class Actions 2020-03-25 5:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Princess Cruises and the Federal Government could face negligence claims — and a possible class action — by passengers of the Ruby Princess cruise ship, […]

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ACCC allows coordination to address COVID-19 ventilator shortages
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-25 4:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken swift action to allow medical technology companies to coordinate on supplying ventilators, protective gear and other equipment […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement amount slashed amid ‘very difficult retail environment’
Class Actions 2020-03-25 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in two settled class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch have been told the settlement amount available to them has plummeted amid a “very […]

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Judge says watching trial on iPad in lockdown scenario would be ‘unsatisfactory’
Intellectual Property 2020-03-25 12:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the trial in a trade secrets case brought by Australian auto electronics developer Directed Electronics OE against its rivals is considering how […]

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Court to determine Sony Playstation penalty without hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-25 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A hearing has been vacated in ACCC proceedings brought against Sony alleging it misled gamers who purchased faulty PlayStation games, with any penalty the entertainment […]

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Is that legal? Top COVID-19 questions clients are asking lawyers
Feature 2020-03-24 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

As states across Australia shut down non-essential services and close borders in the battle to control the spread of the coronavirus, companies are turning to […]

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ACCC allows supermarkets to join forces to combat panic buying
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-24 7:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the go-ahead for supermarkets to work together immediately to ensure consumers have access to fresh food and […]

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Insolvency relief not enough to hold back potential ‘tsunami’ of company failures
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-03-24 12:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Measures to relax insolvency and bankruptcy laws to stem a possible wave of COVID-19 company collapses will not achieve their goal — and if Australia […]

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