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Google this: The High Court allows Google to be sued for defamation

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Google this: The High Court allows Google to be sued for defamation

Trkulja v Google LLC (M88/2017) - The High Court has allowed an appeal to set aside a defamation proceeding brought by Mr Trkulja against Google LLC.

13 June 2018

Statutory limitation on “injured person” evidence found not to apply to corporate plaintiff

The Supreme Court of WA provided guidance on the admissibility of hindsight evidence and determined that the position differed between individual and corporate plaintiffs.

07 June 2018

Class actions in the spotlight again: ALRC inquiry

Australia is in the midst of its third major inquiry into the growing litigation funding industry in four years.

06 June 2018
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Freezing orders application against Mr Palmer and Co in Queensland Nickel matter successful

Special purpose liquidators of Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd (in liq) have been successful in their application for freezing orders against Mr Clive Palmer and several companies which he...

25 May 2018

Tactical decisions ahead for insurers as Third Party Act utilised again

This decision highlights issues faced by insurers in relying on exclusion clauses (even ones that are broadly drafted) to escape the operation of the Third Party Claim Act.

25 May 2018
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And then there was one. GetSwift and competing class actions in the Federal Court

The Federal Court of Australia ordered that two of the three class actions which had been filed against GetSwift Ltd be permanently stayed, with only one to proceed....

24 May 2018

Increased scrutiny of class action settlements and distribution schemes

Class action settlements and settlement distribution schemes are increasingly being scrutinised by courts.

10 May 2018

China business – what really matters?

China is the world’s second largest economy and a key trading partner for most countries around the world - so what really matters for the success of China...

03 May 2018

NCAT not able to hear matters between residents of different States

The Civil and Administrative Tribunal of New South Wales does not have jurisdiction to hear matters between residents of different States.

20 April 2018

Open Up! How far should transparency in international commercial arbitration go?

The recent release of the 2017-2018 Annual Asia-Pacific Report on Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Transparency serves as a reminder of how transparency has become an accepted feature of...

12 April 2018
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Costs in international arbitration

While there is no universal approach to costs awards in international arbitration, “costs follow the event” is the starting point for most tribunals.

12 April 2018
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Senate Inquiry: more can be done to combat foreign bribery in Australia

Senate Economics Reference Committee: more can be done to combat foreign bribery including increased regulation, increased resources and changes to corporate culture.

29 March 2018