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Lorna Jane hit with $5M penalty for misleading COVID-19 activewear claims
Coronavirus 2021-07-23 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit women’s activewear company Lorna Jane with a $5 million penalty for representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus crisis […]

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Forum Group director stuck overseas after testing positive for COVID-19, court hears
Financial Services 2021-07-15 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of the Forum Group companies accused of a $360 million fraud involving at least three major banks can’t return to Australia from Greece […]

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Negligence claims in COVID-19 class actions should be axed, aged care providers tell court
Coronavirus 2021-07-13 7:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two Melbourne-based aged care providers want negligence claims that are unrelated to COVID-19 removed from class actions over their handling of the pandemic, in a […]

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Second COVID-19 insurance test case to be decided by end of year
Coronavirus 2021-07-07 1:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A COVID-19 business interruption test case that was filed in the Federal Court following a landmark loss for insurers in test case before the NSW […]

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Insurers’ challenge to COVID-19 business interruption claims rejected by High Court
Coronavirus 2021-06-25 4:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected a bid by a group of insurers to weigh in on a test case against COVID-19 related claims in business […]

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Law firms send Sydney lawyers home as mask mandate takes effect
Coronavirus 2021-06-24 10:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firms are ordering staff in their Sydney offices to work from home if possible and avoid face-to-face meetings as the state’s new rules requiring […]

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Chief judges say virtual hearings are here to stay
Courts 2021-06-24 4:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judges of three of the country’s top courts say virtual hearings, including through the use of popular livestream technology, will be around long […]

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Lockdown class action lawyer can’t lift licence cancellation pending appeal
Coronavirus 2021-06-09 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused an application by banned lawyer Serene Teffaha for a temporary stay of a decision by Victoria’s legal watchdog to strip her […]

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Paralegal who claimed she was forced to take COVID-19 pay cut drops lawsuit
Coronavirus 2021-06-07 3:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A paralegal who claimed she was forced to take a 20 per cent pay cut during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on the basis […]

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Insurer may be dragged into COVID-19 class action against security firms
Coronavirus 2021-06-04 1:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in a class action against security firms Unified and MSS Security over last year’s second COVID-19 wave in Victoria might drag an […]

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