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17 Oct 2023
Regulating Johnny Cab: Moving Towards a National Automated Vehicle Safety Law
Californian regulators recently gave the green light to commercial driverless taxi services, providing a glimpse into the future of automated transport. In a happy coincidence for California, it was Arnold Schwarzenegger (former Californian Governor) who rode in one of the first autonomous vehicles ...
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10 Oct 2023
The importance of telling the truth when obtaining insurance and lodging claims
In the recent case of Citiline Concrete Pumping Pty Ltd v Chubb Insurance Australia Ltd [2023] NSWCA 123, the New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down a decision that highlights the importance of telling the truth when arranging cover and when lodging claims.
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4 Oct 2023
Williams v TMCA – Assessing Damages for Latent Defects
The High Court will soon decide whether to hear an appeal from the Full Federal Court of Australia decision in Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd v Williams [2023] FCAFC 50. These proceedings have raised interesting questions for product liability class actions and the assessment of damages, in ...
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27 Sep 2023
Downer EDI Limited Class Action - Lidgett v Downer EDI Ltd: Kajula Pty Ltd v Downer EDI Ltd: Jowene Pty Ltd v Downer EDI Ltd: Teoh V Downer EDI Ltd Latest Ruling
In an important decision on 27th September, 2023, Justice Delany of the Supreme Court of Victoria has awarded William Roberts Lawyers and Maurice Blackburn carriage of the Downer EDI class action.
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2 Aug 2023
Public Interest Costs Orders In Federal Class Actions: Time For A New Approach
Australia’s oldest and most important class action regime, which has been regulated since March 1992 by pt IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), is predominantly based on a regime recommended by the Law Reform Commission (‘LRC’) in 1988. The LRC was acutely aware of the need to deal ...
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3 Nov 2022
The “More Competition, Better Prices” Act
On 26 March 2018, the OECD reported that average and maximum penalties in Australia for anti-competitive conduct were substantially lower than those in comparable international jurisdictions...
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27 Oct 2022
Bruce Lehrmann to be retried
The jury in the ACT trial of Bruce Lehrmann has been discharged and the trial aborted after a juror brought in a research paper that attempted to quantify false complaints and explore the reasons for making false complaints.
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19 Oct 2022
Crucial win for search engines – High Court rules in favour of Google
On 17 August 2022, the High Court of Australia determined that Google was not liable for defamation as a publisher by making available to users a hyperlinked article searching and seeking to navigate the internet...
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19 Oct 2022
Murdoch and Crikey: A notable change of onus in NSW Defamation Law
Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corporation and co-chairman of News Corp filed defamation proceedings against online news platform Crikey...
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20 Sep 2022
Group Costs Orders “Beauty Parade” in the Beach Energy Group Class Action
On 1 August 2022, the Victorian Supreme Court handed down the first decision in a "beauty parade" contest where two law firms were both seeking to represent the same class...
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