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Virgin administration a billables bonanza for top firms
Clayton Utz May 18, 2020 3:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Virgin Australia administration continues to boost billables at the top end of town, with a short list of “well-funded” buyers revealed on Monday and […]

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Court denies sick leave to Qantas workers stood down due to COVID-19
Coronavirus May 18, 2020 5:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Qantas employees who have been stood down due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are not entitled to access sick leave or compassionate leave, […]

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Atanaskovic Hartnell loses fee fight with company fleeced by Brody Clarke
Business of Law May 18, 2020 11:35 am By Miklos Bolza

Atanaskovic Hartnell has mostly come up short in a court battle for over $165,000 in legal fees, with a judge finding the law firm was […]

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Coles faces underpayment class action by supermarket managers
Class Actions May 15, 2020 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket giant Coles has been hit with a class action after revealing in February that it owes staff in its supermarket and liquor businesses at […]

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ACCC can submit evidence from BlueScope criminal investigation in civil case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 15, 2020 11:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has been given the green light to use witness statements prepared during its criminal cartel investigation of BlueScope Steel in the civil penalty […]

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Westpac admits money laundering breaches, lax monitoring of suspicious customers
Financial Services May 15, 2020 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has admitted to millions of breaches of anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws, and has told a court it did not adequately monitor […]

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COVID-19 sees Virgin administrators absolved of liability on unprecedented scale
Restructuring & Insolvency May 15, 2020 4:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia have been absolved of personal liability for the ongoing operation of the embattled airline on an unprecedented scale, with Australia’s […]

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Judge greenlights law firm’s $43M payday in VW class actions
Class Actions May 14, 2020 5:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years before the courts, a judge has approved an approximately $120 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over the diesel […]

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In a first, judge says High Court dealt CFOs a total knockout
Class Actions May 14, 2020 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the High Court’s landmark ruling last year blocking common fund orders in the early stages of a class action also […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith says vindication only possible in open court
Defamation May 14, 2020 8:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith  has told a judge hearing defamation proceedings against several media companies over articles accusing him of war crimes that he can […]

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