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High Court to hear Google’s challenge to $40,000 defamation award to gangland lawyer
High Court 2021-12-14 5:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted Google special leave to challenge a $40,000 defamation judgment awarded to gangland lawyer George Defteros, with the search giant arguing […]

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High Court won’t hear TechnologyOne exec’s bid to revive $5.2M award
Employment 2021-12-09 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former TechnologyOne executive has lost his application for special leave to appeal a judgment throwing out a $5.2 million bullying judgment in his favour, […]

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Port of Newcastle can charge Glencore higher access fees, High Court rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-08 6:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Port of Newcastle has largely won its High Court fight with mining giant Glencore over access fees and will now be able to set […]

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Worldwide freezing orders not conditional on enforcement prospects, High Court says
Tax 2021-12-08 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has granted the ATO’s bid to impose a worldwide freezing order against Chinese property developer Changran Huang, saying the court’s power to […]

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High Court shuns Apple’s last shot at shipping Epic Games dispute to US
Appeals 2021-12-02 2:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has reached the end of the line in its attempts to move a competition dispute with Fortnite game maker Epic Games to California, with […]

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High Court shoots down Volkswagen’s challenge to landmark $125M dieselgate penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-12 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has rejected Volkswagen’s special leave application to challenge a record $125 million penalty for selling cars with a defeat device that allowed […]

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QLD government to face lawsuit over ‘discriminatory’ COVID-19 measures
Coronavirus 2021-11-11 2:44 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Billionaire businessman and litigation hobbyist Clive Palmer is planning a lawsuit against the Queensland government, claiming new COVID-19 restrictions preventing unvaccinated persons from entering restaurants, […]

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High Court won’t hear J&J’s appeal in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2021-11-05 3:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon will now be on the hook for damages to 11,000 women implanted with defective pelvic mesh devices, after the High […]

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High Court upholds challenge to backpacker tax
Employment 2021-11-03 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has found a 15 per cent ‘backpacker tax’ imposed on holders of Australian working holiday visas violates a double taxation agreement between […]

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Worker’s rejection of ‘derisory’ $100 settlement offer not unreasonable, judge finds
Employment 2021-10-21 2:33 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A rejected $100 offer of compromise was not sufficient to warrant a costs order to a Queensland automotive company after it succeeded in Fair Work […]

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