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Hytera witnesses may travel to Hong Kong to be cross-examined at Motorola IP trial
Intellectual Property May 5, 2020 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chinese-based witnesses for Hytera may be able to travel to Hong Kong for cross-examination in a now rescheduled copyright trial between Motorola and Hytera, after […]

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Government’s draft COVIDSafe bill makes misuse of data a criminal offence
Privacy & Cybersecurity May 5, 2020 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government has released draft legislation laying down protections for those using the COVIDSafe app which include criminal offences for the misuse of data […]

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Qantas, Jetstar may face class action over vouchers
Coronavirus May 4, 2020 12:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Airlines could be the first targets of an anticipated COVID-19 class action blitz, with a major law firm threatening litigation against Qantas, Jetstar and other […]

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Judge greenlights MP’s defamation trial despite COVID-19 restrictions
Defamation May 4, 2020 8:14 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Victorian Liberal MP seeking damages for allegedly defamatory Facebook statements has been given the green light to proceed with a judge-only trial, after jury […]

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Flight Centre dodges ACCC action, refunds COVID-19 cancellation fees
Competition & Consumer Protection May 1, 2020 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facing the threat of regulatory action and a possible class action, Flight Centre will refund thousands of customers who were charged a $300 fee for […]

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Qantas sued for denying sick leave to stood-down workers
Coronavirus April 28, 2020 3:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas breached the Fair Work Act by failing to pay personal carers leave and compassionate leave to employees stood down in response to the coronavirus […]

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Gadens cuts staff pay by 20% in COVID-19 downturn
Business of Law April 27, 2020 5:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lower demand for legal services triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has forced law firm Gadens to reduce staff salaries by 20%. The national law […]

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Virgin administrators not on the hook for aircraft leases, for now
Restructuring & Insolvency April 24, 2020 6:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia will not have to pay the troubled carrier’s aircraft and other lease payments, after a court granted them a temporary […]

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Dentons cuts staff, partner pay to weather pandemic
Business of Law April 24, 2020 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dentons has become the latest law firm to adopt belt-tightening measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing cuts to staff and partner pay for […]

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Celebrity chef Pete Evans fined $25,200 for bogus coronavirus claims about light product
Coronavirus April 24, 2020 11:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Celebrity chef Pete Evans has been fined $25,200 by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for claiming an expensive light machine dubbed the Biocharger could help protect […]

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