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Victoria hit with class action over COVID-19 public housing lockdown
Coronavirus 2021-03-26 3:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian Government has been hit with a class action filed by residents of nine public housing towers who were locked down for two weeks […]

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Insurer sued for denying COVID-19 lockdown loss claim
Insurance 2021-03-23 12:36 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A small business owner has launched proceedings against his insurer claiming he was wrongly denied pandemic coverage under a business interruption policy, one of many […]

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Barristers fire back after advice to ditch ‘shorts and thongs under the desk’
Business of Law 2021-03-18 10:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Barristers in Victoria have fired back after a memo from the head of the Victorian Bar urged them to head back to court because “shorts […]

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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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ASIC brings first COVID-19 case with action against ClearLoans over hardship requests
Coronavirus 2021-03-16 3:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has launched its first case related to the COVID-19 pandemic, targeting personal lender ClearLoans for allegedly contravening the hardship provisions of the credit laws […]

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Lorna Jane says it believed activewear would protect users from COVID-19
Coronavirus 2021-03-15 4:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Women’s activewear company Lorna Jane has defended ACCC allegations that it represented to consumers during that height of the coronavirus pandemic that its activewear would […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills gives staff 5% bonus
Business of Law 2021-03-09 1:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

All Herbert Smith Freehills staff worldwide will receive a five per cent bonus in March, in addition to their usual yearly bonuses, due to the […]

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Andrews government to seek quick end to COVID-19 class actions
Coronavirus 2021-03-04 11:32 am By Christine Caulfield

The Victorian government will argue for summary dismissal of two class actions filed over the bungled COVID-19 hotel quarantine program said to be responsible for […]

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Court to hear another COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2021-02-24 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing insurers has filed another test case over pandemic coverage in business interruption policies, following a landmark loss in a test case concerning […]

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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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