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Lawsuit challenges government ban on overseas travel
Coronavirus 2020-12-16 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal government is facing a legal challenge to its ban on overseas travel, the latest attempt to have a government-imposed COVID-19 restriction on movement […]

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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 eviction moratorium doesn’t apply to lease breach unrelated to rent, court finds
Coronavirus 2020-11-03 5:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Sydney-based companies have lost a bid to reinstate their commercial lease, with a judge rejecting submissions that the COVID-19 moratorium on evictions applied to […]

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Victoria adopts remote court hearings and other ‘sensible’ changes ushered in by COVID-19
Coronavirus 2021-03-17 6:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian government has passed legislation allowing the state’s courts to permanently retain digital hearings, electronic signing and remote witnessing, which were implemented last year […]

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Viagogo seeks stay of $7M penalty, citing ‘catastrophic effect’ of COVID-19 pandemic
Appeals 2021-02-23 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ticket reseller Viagogo is seeking a stay of a $7 million penalty in litigation brought by the ACCC in light of the “catastrophic effect” of […]

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‘I’m not a cat’: Kitten filter on lawyer shows perils of virtual hearings
Coronavirus 2021-02-10 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A clip of a US lawyer whose face is obscured by a kitten filter during an online court hearing shows the pitfalls of virtual hearings, […]

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