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The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee who refused to acknowledge that he had read and understood his employer’s social media policy.
Justice Gordon has handed down her decision in Paciocco v ANZ, concerning whether bank fees charged by ANZ were penalties or otherwise unconscionable under relevant legislation.
An employer was entitled to sack an employee who was allegedly planning to steal company property, rather than waiting for the theft to actually occur.
Maurice Blackburn has formally abandoned its novel attempt to have a related entity fund a class action in which it acts for the applicant.
BCIPA does apply to construction work on a mining lease — J&D Rigging Pty Ltd v Agripower Australia Ltd
Once again, contractors can use the BCIPA process to seek payment for work done on a mining lease.
There has been much debate about the circumstances in which minimum RPM will constitute a vertical monopolistic agreement prohibited by article 14 of the AML.
The Supreme Court of New Zealand has set aside the Court of Appeal’s decision regarding the effect of statutory charges on the payment of defence costs by D&O insurers.
Welcome to the Q4 2013 issue of Class Action, the final issue before the release of the Year In Review report.
The termination of a long-time employee of the Department of Defence was unfair, even though his conduct in sending pornographic emails was a valid reason for dismissal.
The Federal Court has found that the person proposed as representative applicant was not a group member and as such could not represent the class.
In November, the Federal Court approved $8.5m for costs and disbursements of the GPT class action, some $770k less than had originally been claimed by Slater & Gordon.
The Fair Work Commission has found in favour of an employer in a dispute about a flexible working arrangement.
The Fair Work Commission has held that a fixed-term employee sacked before the specified end date in her contract was entitled to pursue remedies for unfair dismissal.
The factual scenario underlying the abalone class action had many of the hallmarks of a profitable class action enterprise.
High Court decides: liquidators of insolvent landlords can disclaim leases with the effect of extinguishing the tenant’s leasehold interest
In Willmott Growers Group Inc v Willmott Forests Limited, the majority of the High Court upheld the Victorian Court of Appeal’s conclusion that the liquidators of an insolvent landlord can disclaim a lease.
The Court of Appeal has recast the guidance concerning the circumstances in which the English Court should stay patent proceedings before pending the outcome of related EPO proceedings.
Construction arbitrations have been known to take several years to resolve. In this article, Dr Mark Hoyle explains how you can limit your exposure and lower your risk.
The Queensland government passed new laws this week designed to reduce costs and red tape whilst shortening the dispute process under the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published model arbitration clauses for use in ISDA agreements.
The position that any delay in bringing a security for costs application is a factor that bears considerable weight in the exercise of the court’s discretion to grant such an order.