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High Court judgment sparks concern for isolated judges
Courts 2021-10-14 9:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A recent High Court ruling that condemned communication between trial judges and barristers outside of court could have dire consequences, including further isolation for members […]

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High Court tosses appeal of sacked climate-skeptic professor
High Court 2021-10-13 7:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has thrown out sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd’s appeal of his dismissal by James Cook University, finding protection of intellectual freedom […]

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Clive Palmer loses High Court battle over right to sue WA for $30B
High Court 2021-10-13 6:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining magnate Clive Palmer and two of his mining firms have lost a High Court challenge seeking to overturn a Western Australian law which prevented […]

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‘Madness’ if Sandoz entitled to generic Lexapro licence, High Court told
Intellectual Property 2021-10-12 7:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Danish drug maker Lundbeck has told the High Court it did not contract away a royalty-free licence to generic drug maker Sandoz to sell blockbuster […]

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Arrium directors’ examination for class action not abuse of process, High Court told
High Court 2021-10-07 5:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two shareholders of failed steel giant Arrium have told the High Court that granting their bid to grill former directors of the company would not […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-10-07 11:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in the Queensland floods class action have asked the High Court to overturn a judgment which found dam operator Seqwater was not liable […]

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High Court frowns on judge’s private chats with counsel
Legal Ethics 2021-10-06 4:51 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Trial judges should not communicate with barristers outside of court, the High Court has ruled in a “troubling” case of apprehended bias that saw a […]

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‘An overreach’: Constitutional challenge filed against controversial EV tax
Environment 2021-09-17 9:29 pm By Sam Matthews

An action before the High Court by two Melbourne drivers will challenge the constitutional validity of Victoria’s electric vehicle tax. The new Zero and Low […]

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High Court finds media responsible for third-party Facebook comments
Defamation 2021-09-08 3:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The High Court has found that media outlets are responsible for the publication of defamatory third-party comments on news stories posted to their Facebook pages, […]

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High Court asked to hear dismissal case of TechnologyOne exec
Employment 2021-09-06 12:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former senior executive of TechnologyOne wants the High Court to take up his unfair dismissal case after the software company won its challenge to […]

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