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Hotel quarantine security firm sues Victoria over $9.7M in unpaid invoices
Coronavirus 2021-04-30 5:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian government has been hit with a lawsuit by a security firm tasked with looking after 12 hotels used in the state’s troubled COVID-19 […]

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Group size trimmed in aged care class actions over COVID-19 outbreaks
Coronavirus 2021-04-28 9:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Staff members who worked for two Melbourne aged care providers will be removed as group members in class actions accusing the homes of negligently handling […]

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WA premier chips away at Clive Palmer’s defence in border closure defamation case
Defamation 2021-04-28 8:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has partially struck out mining magnate Clive Palmer’s defence to WA Premier Mark McGowan’s defamation claim over statements which allegedly accused the premier […]

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Biotech Mesoblast to be hit with class action over COVID-19 treatment disclosures
Class Actions 2021-04-22 9:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australian regenerative medicine company Mesoblast faces a shareholder class action over disclosures related to its Remestemcel-L treatment for COVID-19 complications. The case, which will be […]

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COVID-19 lease cancellation test case filed by Sydney bar
Coronavirus 2021-04-22 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shuttered upmarket cocktail bar in Sydney is seeking damages from its former landlord after the termination of its lease agreement during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Judge to decide if lockdown class action lawyer’s clients must hand over details
Class Actions 2021-04-22 3:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge will hear arguments by suspended lawyer Serene Teffaha, who filed a class action against the state over lockdown restrictions, over whether her clients […]

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Solomon Lew’s retail giant The Just Group sued for $3.4M in unpaid rent
Real Estate 2021-04-20 1:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian investment management group Fortius Funds Management has taken retail giant The Just Group to court seeking millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid rent for […]

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Fate of Victoria lockdown class action uncertain after lawyer’s licence suspended
Class Actions 2021-04-16 10:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lawyer who filed a class action against the state of Victoria on behalf of residents in public housing towers who were locked down during […]

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QBE Insurance files COVID-19 business interruption test case
Coronavirus 2021-04-15 9:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Insurance giant QBE Insurance Australia has launched a COVID-19 business interruption test case in the Federal Court, following a landmark loss for insurers in the […]

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ASIC ordered to clarify first COVID-19 case against ClearLoans
Financial Services 2021-04-12 10:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered ASIC to provide more detail in its case accusing personal lender ClearLoans of contravening the hardship provisions of the credit laws, […]

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