Maurice Blackburn in the News 2012

Drive to cut bike deaths
Wednesday 26 December 2012       Richard Bruinsma       Sunshine Coast Daily
A law firm behind the promotion of the better protection of motorcyclists is urging the State Government to also include road safety awareness programs for all drivers when it introduces updated motorcycle licensing guidelines.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Lawyers4Riders
Lawyers prepare class action over horse flu outbreak
Wednesday 19 December 2012       Emily Bourke       The World Today
The Commonwealth is about to face a massive class action over the quarantine failure which led to the horse flu outbreak five years ago.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Rachel Schutze: Nanna's wise words carry seamlessly down the generations
Wednesday 19 December 2012       Rachel Schutze       Geelong Advertiser
My nanna is 94. She is quick of mind and large of heart. Having raised eight children with my poppa's help and having suffered the pain of losing one of her children to tetanus in the late 1940s, she is also quick with wisdom, especially of the Irish Catholic kind.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
EI deadline looms Class action set to go
Monday 17 December 2012       Georja Ryan       Warwick Daily News
IT'S been six years of heartache, stress and suffering for thousands of horse owners affected by the equine influenza outbreak in 2007, and the fight continues as lawyers reach the next point in their case.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Rachel Schutze: Concern for another's welfare doesn't have to cost
Wednesday 12 December 2012       Rachel Schutze       Geelong Advertiser
Thank God for the kindness of strangers. At this time of year when our focus is on friends and family and we are rushing around trying to get everything done before Santa and his reindeers arrive, I think it is easy to miss opportunities to be kind to strangers.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Castlemaine pokie stoush back in VCAT
Monday 10 December 2012             Bendigo Advertiser
The legal stoush against 65 new poker machines in Castlemaine has returned to the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) today.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Cold-hearted insurers
Friday 07 December 2012             Today Tonight
In two separate cases, cold-hearted insurance companies are refusing to pay out on claims by exploiting technical and medical loopholes.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Coffee Up! With Liberty Sanger
Thursday 06 December 2012       Helen Kapalos      
Liberty Sanger is a Principal and Director of Maurice Blackburn. She is a Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialist in personal injury law and practises exclusively in the areas of WorkCover and common law – she’s passionate about workplace safety and workers’ rights.
Coroner refers two Rocky Hospital doctors to medical board
Thursday 06 December 2012             Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
CORONER Annette Hennessy today referred two Rockhampton Hospital doctors who were in charge of the treatment of a 69-year-old woman when she died in June 2010 to the medical board
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Bullying the final frontier of workplace rights
Wednesday 05 December 2012       Josh Bornstein       The Drum
While workplace bullying is a serious public policy problem, employment lawyer Josh Bornstein writes that our existing legal and policy settings have been a resounding failure.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
CSIRO ordered to act on bullying
Tuesday 04 December 2012       Noel Towell       Canberra Times
The federal work safety authority, Comcare, has officially ordered the CSIRO to protect its staff against psychological injuries caused by bullying and harassment.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
No let-up for the king of class actions
Tuesday 04 December 2012       Matthew Drummond       Australian Financial Review
One person whose opinion counts more than most is Andrew Watson, a partner at Maurice Blackburn who runs the law firm’s class actions business. As the man behind every major shareholder class action in this country, Watson is feared by listed company boards.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Shareholder class action industry on shaky ground
Monday 03 December 2012             Australian Financial Times
Few people have heard of Andrew Watson, yet he’s arguably one of the most influential people in Australian business. The media-shy 49-year-old and head of the class action practice at law firm Maurice Blackburn has just celebrated clicking over $1 billion in settlements, almost all of it shareholder class actions.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Rachel Schutze: No daylight saving grace at bedtime
Wednesday 28 November 2012       Rachel Schutze       The Geelong Advertiser
Maurtice Blackburn Principal and regular collumist, Rachel Schutze, talks about the downside of Day Light Savings when you have children to put to bed at night.
Law firms preparation in flood case nears end
Tuesday 27 November 2012             Queensland Times
CLASS action against the Queensland Government is firming with Maurice Blackburn solicitors expecting the results of flood modelling back within weeks.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Asbestos disease awareness week 2012 – new support launched
Monday 26 November 2012       Media Contact - Amanda Tattam      
Asbestos support groups, unions, lawyers and community organisations will be involved in range of activities this week to mark National Asbestos Disease Awareness Week, 25 November- 1 December 2012.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
Federal Government releases new draft anti-discrimination bill
Friday 23 November 2012             4ZZZ FM
The Federal Government has released draft legislation of a new anti-discrimination bill that will combine all of the current acts into one and provide for a new legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexuality.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Weekly Law Report - JAMES HARDIE SPECIAL
Friday 23 November 2012             Lawyers Weekly
A special Weekly Law Report looking at the implications of the James Hardie ruling for directors' duties and asbestos victims; featuring interviews with UWS law dean Michael Adams and Maurice Blackburn principal Theodora Ahilas. Also this week, Patrick Keane is appointed as the newest judge of the High Court of Australia.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
ACCC keeping a close eye on Click Frenzy fallout
Thursday 22 November 2012             The Telegraph
THE more than one million people who subscribed to Click Frenzy got more than they bargained for, now facing the prospect of up to five years of spam.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
French tourists racially abused in Melbourne
Thursday 22 November 2012             SBS
French tourists have been the targets of racial abuse on a Melbourne bus. Australian passengers turned on the backpackers who were singing at the rear of the vehicle. The incident was captured on a phone camera which has been uploaded to You tube. This report contains offensive language.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Rachel Schutze: Warning for women in competitive sport of child rearing
Wednesday 21 November 2012       Rachel Schutze       The Geelong Advertiser
I was listening to Ant and Sami Lukis' afternoon radio show on Mix 101.1 FM while picking up our children from after-school care.
Terminally ill mum Lara Baden-Powell sues Queensland Government for claims doctor delayed diagnosis
Wednesday 21 November 2012       Kay Dibben       The Couiermail
A TERMINALLY ill mother-of-three, who claims a public hospital surgeon delayed diagnosing her breast cancer until it was too late, is suing the State Government for $1.2 million in compensation.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Bikers fight back with road safety campaign that claims car drivers are usually at fault
Tuesday 20 November 2012             Mumbrella
Australia’s motorcycling community has produced a road safety awareness campaign that argues that most accidents between car drivers and motorcyclists are the fault of the driver.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Lawyers4Riders
Ryan joins class action over $1m loss
Tuesday 20 November 2012             The Maitland Mercury
Olympian Heath Ryan has joined a class action seeking to recoup some of the multiple-million dollar losses during the 2007 equine influenza outbreak.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Insurance a union work in progress
Thursday 15 November 2012             The Daily Telegraph
Unions are stepping up to provide insurance cover for employees travelling to and from work after the State Government watered down WorkCover entitlements earlier this year.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Woman on probation sacked by employer after revealing pregnancy
Thursday 15 November 2012             3AW
The owner of a Cragieburn logistics company denies an 18-year-old woman was sacked because she had informed them she was pregnant.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Albert Park MP calls for compulsory jet-ski insuranceSave
Monday 12 November 2012             Port Phillip Review
INSURANCE should be made compulsory for jet-skiers, according to marine safety campaigner and member for Albert Park Martin Foley.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Legal punch line bullying laws fail
Monday 12 November 2012             Exectutive PA
Maurice Blackburn Principal, Josh Bornstein, hits out at calls for workplace bullying to be criminalised
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Rights group backs call for royal commission into church abuse
Monday 12 November 2012             The Australian
Church abuse advocates and support group Broken Rites have welcomed the new push for a royal comission
Practice Area: Social Justice
Scarred croupier awarded $185,000
Saturday 10 November 2012             The Canberra Times
A former Casino Canberra croupier has won more than $185,000 after an incident with a rowdy patron and an earlier robbery left her psychologically scarred.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Equine industry spurred into action over 2007 EI outbreak
Friday 09 November 2012       Laura Hunt       Toowoomba Rural Weekly
Darling Downs thoroughbred horse stud owner Gary Turkington was one of many in the industry left devastated by the 2007 equine influenza outbreak.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
RACHEL SCHUTZE: Once, a garden was what grew out of the concrete
Friday 09 November 2012       Rachel Suchtze       The Geelong Advertiser
As a child, I recall my father in his 30s constantly complaining about having to spend his precious weekends gardening. This was in the days before "Jim's" and other gardening assistance.
Call for safety to drive Qld rental review
Wednesday 07 November 2012       Marty Silk, AAP       news.com.au
A review of Queensland's rental tenancy laws must focus on safety issues raised after the death of a baby, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers say.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Take a longer look
Wednesday 07 November 2012             Australian Motorcycle News
The Australian Riders' Division has teamed up with the Victorian Motorcycle Council and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers to produce a constructive motorcycle awareness advertisement aimed at drivers.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Lawyers4Riders
Asbestos : Silent killer in homes
Sunday 04 November 2012             The Herald Sun
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
High Court clarifies adverse action is subjective
Thursday 01 November 2012       Giri Sivaraman and Hanna Schutz       Law Society Journal (NSW)
Following the decision in Barclay, practitioners acting for employees will need to show evidence of actual adverse action taken by employers to success under a general protections claim.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Legal fight for Equine Influenza compensation
Thursday 01 November 2012             Breeding and Racing magazine
Five years on since the devastating equine influenza outbreak hit the eastern states of Australia, the ripple effects of the crisis are still being felt across the industry.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Protest ride: stop the blame game
Tuesday 30 October 2012             Bike Point
A post-MotoGP protest ride in Melbourne has called for an end to unfair discrimination against motorcycle and scooter riders.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Lawyers4Riders
Riders team up for safety
Tuesday 30 October 2012             Frankston Leader
A split second was all it took for these rider's lives to be turned upside down
Practice Area: Lawyers4Riders
Sorry mate bid to cut deaths
Tuesday 30 October 2012       Emma McBryde       The Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton
The 22-year-old man from Goovigen, 120km south west of Rockhampton, wonders if he might have avoided a road accident which he said lost him his lucrative job as a mechanic in the mining industry and has left him with a screw in his left ankle.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Lawyers4Riders
Sex harassment rife in 'a man's world', according to Human Rights Commission report
Tuesday 30 October 2012             The Telegraph
WOMEN who speak out about sexual harassment at work are more likely to be labelled troublemakers by their colleagues, become ostracised and, in extreme cases, even demoted.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
When love came before bureaucracy
Monday 29 October 2012             Frankston Weekly
It has taken more than a decade of hard work and heartbreak, but Judy Gifford finally has her five "beautiful girls" under the same roof.
Practice Area: Social Justice
All we want is justice
Sunday 28 October 2012       Lucie van den Berg       Herald Sun
THE parents of a Victorian girl almost killed by a hitand-run driver are launching legal action against the culprit in a bid to get justice for their daughter.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
IR media debate ‘without rigour, logic, fact and integrity’
Wednesday 24 October 2012             Crikey
Australia’s highest-flying employment lawyer has offered up a savage assessment of the state of industrial relations journalism and discussion in Australia, zeroing in on the role played by national broadsheet The Australian in distorting the terms of the debate.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Lawyer slams bosses on IR
Wednesday 24 October 2012       Milanda Rout       The Australian
Prominent labour lawyer Josh Bornstein has launched an extraordinary attack on the quality of the industrial relations debate, saying it is dominated by vested interests and devoid of facts, logic and integrity.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Road spies
Monday 22 October 2012       Emily Angwin       Channel 7 news
Melbourne cyclists are turning to new technology to help them stay safe on our roads.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Trust in mental health system has bitter end for families
Monday 22 October 2012       Brigid O'Connell       Herald Sun
POOR risk management and carers being ignored were common complaints from grieving families, said Maurice Blackburn's national head of medical negligence, Kathryn Booth.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Investors storm NAB class action
Tuesday 16 October 2012             Australian Financial Review
Some 7000 investors have signed up to a class action against Nation Australia Bank over more than 1 billion in losses.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Parents take Supreme Court action against hospital
Monday 15 October 2012       Kate Brice       Herald Sun
The adoptive parents of a little girl starved of oxygen during birth say they are taking legal action to secure her a bright future.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Time to fight back
Monday 15 October 2012       Rebecca Hanlan       Australian Road Rider
For far too long, motorcyclists have been treated as the second-class citizens of the road; maligned, pigeon-holed as a nuisance and in many instances literally run off the road by drivers.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Lawyers4Riders
Ticket to tumble as public transport injuries rise
Monday 15 October 2012       Amelia Harris       Herald Sun
The number of Victorians being seriously injured on public transport is on the rise, new figures reveal.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Motorcycle concern
Wednesday 10 October 2012             Caboolutre News
An accident where a car driver ignored a stop sign and slammed into a motorcyclist, leaving him emotionally troubled and unable to work, has helped highlight the campaign for greater awareness of motorcyclists on our roads.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Lawyers4Riders
Legal firm warns of mesh used in pelvic surgery
Monday 08 October 2012             Sydney Morning Herald
Thousands of Australian women could be suffering severe side effects if surgical mesh has been used in operations to repair a pelvic organ prolapse, a law firm says.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
High risk rental homes
Wednesday 03 October 2012             Today Tonight
Renters are being exposed to serious injury and even death because the properties they're living in aren't being safely maintained.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Who Benefits From Workplace Flexibility?
Wednesday 03 October 2012       Terri Butler       Newmatilda.com
"Flexibility" is generally used as code for stripping penalty rates and benefits - good news for employers. But carers, the disabled and parents really do need flexibility at work, writes IR lawyer Terri Butler
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
NAB exec spelled out his fears
Monday 17 September 2012       Ben Butler       The Age
A SENIOR National Australia Bank executive expressed grave concerns about the credit market in an obscenity-laden email sent in February 2008, two months before the bank officially recognised a portfolio of sub-prime loans were damaged goods.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Bank customers win latest round in fees case
Thursday 06 September 2012       Elizabeth Byrne       ABC
There has been a major win for bank customers involved in Australia's largest class action, with the High Court ruling they should be allowed to challenge the legality of a range of fees.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
End the costly court action now and settle bank fees class action
Thursday 06 September 2012             One Big Swtich
Much as costly, dragged out legal proceedings are to be deplored consumers should welcome the High Court ruling today on the bank penalty fees case.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
High Court delivers bank fees class action milestone
Thursday 06 September 2012             ABC 7.30
The High Court has cleared the way for 170,000 customers of eight major banks to challenge the legality of some bank fees.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Law firm lends support to sleepout project to aid homeless
Tuesday 04 September 2012             Mackay Daily Mercury
Law firm Maurice Blackburn's Mackay office has lent its support to the Mackay Sleepout, an event dedicated to helping raise awareness and funds for the homeless.
Crash victim on road to recovery
Monday 03 September 2012             The Chronicle
MITCHELL Kunde does not remember being trapped for hours in a car wreck which snapped his left femur and de-gloved a section of his right thigh.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Maurice Blackburn opens up NAB class action
Monday 03 September 2012             Money Management
The law firm Maurice Blackburn has invited investors who held National Australia Bank (NAB) shares between 1 January 2008 and 25 July 2008 to join a class action against the bank.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Education the key to stop bullying
Monday 03 September 2012             Perth Now
Maurice Blackburn's employment law principal Josh Bornstein believes Australia's legal and policy approach to bullying in the workplace is a failure for both employees and employers.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Rape victim Alicia Gali still traumatised three years after she was raped and jailed for adultery in United Arab Emirates
Tuesday 28 August 2012       Kay Dibben       The Courier Mail
THREE years after returning home from the United Arab Emirates, where she was jailed for adultery after telling police she had been raped, Alicia Gali is still severely traumatised.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Boy wins negligence case against private hospital
Friday 24 August 2012       Sarah Farnsworth       ABC News
A private hospital and a doctor have reached an in-principle agreement to pay compensation to a 12-year-old Victorian boy born with cerebral palsy.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Darcy Hanssen is suing Peninsula Private Hospital over birth that led to him suffering a brain injury, court hears
Thursday 23 August 2012       Norrie Ross       The Herald Sun
A MUM was told to "stop pushing" by an obstetrician during the birth of her son after a foetal heart monitor showed the baby was in severe distress, a Supreme Court jury heard yesterday.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Maurice Blacburn - Time to get tough with asbestos laws
Thursday 23 August 2012       Andrew Dimsey       The Herald Sun
Maurice Blackburn’s Andrew Dimsey says “underwhelming” government action on asbestos in Chinese-made cars is not good enough.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
QLD Floods - Interview with Damian Scattini, Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn
Wednesday 22 August 2012             Channel 10 Breakfast
Interview with Paul Tully, Flood victim and Damian Scattini, Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Sick staff bullied
Wednesday 22 August 2012       Natalie Gerritsen       Australian Financial Review
Employers lack understanding when it comes to long-term illness and sick leave, an employment law expert says. Maurice Blackburn principle Givi Sivaraman said employees with long-term illnesses were often subjected to bullying and even fired.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Castlemaine pokies VCAT battle begins
Tuesday 21 August 2012       Chloe Ross       Bendigo Advertiser
A Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing on a Castlemaine poker machine development got under way yesterday.
How high-powered couples make love work
Saturday 18 August 2012       Ross Brundrett       Herald Sun
Liberty Sanger is principal and director of Melbourne law firm Maurice Blackburn while her husband David Feeney is a senator and former Victorian State Secretary of the Labor Party and State Labor campaign director.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Taxpayers fork out almost $6.7 million over three years for accidents on school grounds
Saturday 18 August 2012       Evonne Barry       Herald Sun
A Victorian student awarded $1 million for injuries suffered in a football accident has topped the list of state compensation payouts in schools.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Slapping on a suit to discourage debate
Friday 17 August 2012       Elizabeth O'Shea       The Australian
DEFAMATION sets the right to protect one's property (reputation) against freedom of speech. Everyday people often see it as a sword against misinformation, abuse or obscenity -- an opportunity to speak truth to power and protect honest public debate.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Asbestos: a deadly claim
Thursday 16 August 2012             Sunshine Coast Daily
Seek advice and make a claim for asbestos-related illnesses to ease the burden on your family.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
Qantas decision sends ‘bullying message’
Wednesday 15 August 2012       Annie Guest       PM, ABC
In a decision that lawyers describe as a warning to bullies, Qantas and one of its managers have been fined for mistreating an employee who complained about his conditions.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
RACHEL SCHUTZE: Parents should stick with school principles
Wednesday 15 August 2012       Rachel Schutze       The Geelong Advertiser
Maurice Blackburn Lawyer, Rachel Schutze asks; 'why is it that the principles of kindness and gratitude aren't also governing grown-up relations in the school yard?'
High Court begins hearing ANZ class action
Tuesday 14 August 2012       Will Ockenden       ABC
Australia's biggest class action reached the High Court today, a suit against the ANZ Bank over fees.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Lawyers move office
Tuesday 14 August 2012             Daily Mercury
Maurice Blackburn's new Mackay office was officially opened by local Member of Parliament Tim Mulherin in August 2012.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Nine News uncovers deadly hospital bungles
Monday 13 August 2012       Kevin Wilde       Channel 9 news
From botched surgeries to bungled examinations, Nine News has uncovered the deadly mistakes in our public health system.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Rachel Schutze: Women's role in the game should be reflected
Wednesday 08 August 2012       Rachel Schutze       Geelong Advertiser
I know that I am among friends in Geelong when I say that I like the footy.
Black Saturday victims class action
Tuesday 07 August 2012             The Herald Sun
A Black Saturday victim is leading a multimillion-dollar class action against an electricity company.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Black Saturday fire blamed on power supplier's assets
Monday 06 August 2012       Darren Gray and Madeleine Heffernan       The Age
A Victorian Police report has found that electricity assets owned by SP AusNet were likely to blame for the Murrindindi fire, which killed 40 people, on Black Saturday.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Nufarm settles market disclosure lawsuit
Wednesday 01 August 2012             ABC Online
Agricultural supplies company Nufarm has agreed to pay $43.5 million to settle a legal dispute with shareholders.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Teen tells of miraculous survival
Tuesday 31 July 2012       Margaret Dekker       7 News
Tom O'Brien made an emotional debut speech today after his recovery from a motor vehicle accident. Maurice Blackburn's Canda Glanville helped Tom through the TAC compensation claim process.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Cameron sued over fair work breach
Saturday 28 July 2012       Susannah Moran       The Australian
The former head of human relations at Retail Adventures is suing the discount chain company, as well as its owner Jan Cameron, alleging a breach of the Fair Work act.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Why did Dean die?
Thursday 26 July 2012       Melissa Meehan       Cranbourne News
Four years ago Dean Lovett walked into the Casey Hospital Emergency Ward with his mum and dad with little more than cold symptoms. They were joking around, hoping they would be home in time to watch the wrestling on television. Sadly, Dean Lovett never walked out of the hospital.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Bullying a major workplace issue
Wednesday 25 July 2012       Tineka Everaardt       Today Tonight
Workplace bullying is a major issue in Australia with studies have shown it is costing the Australian economy $36 billion a year.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
From farm girl to fast track
Tuesday 24 July 2012       Emma McBryde       The Morning Bulletin
Sitting at a large mahogany desk with a sixth-floor view of the mighty Fitzroy River, it's hard to believe Maurice Blackburn Lawyers' associate Meghan Rothery is a country girl at heart.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Mum awarded $275,800 after car crash cuts short career
Monday 23 July 2012       Louis Andrews       Canberra Times
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Trent's big surprise
Friday 20 July 2012       Martin King       A Current Affair
Maurice Blackburn's Michael Bates helped leukaemia sufferer Trent get AMP to pay his death insurance policy as part of his super.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Fighting the fines
Thursday 19 July 2012             A Current Affair
No longer armed with just a piece of chalk, parking officers around the country have turned to technology.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Mum died after simple operation
Thursday 19 July 2012       Katie Bice       Herald Sun
A FATHER of four says his wife was ripped from his life when she died during routine surgery.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Coroner finds baby's death was preventable
Monday 16 July 2012             ABC News
A coroner has ruled the death of a baby girl may have been prevented if the care at Melbourne's Sunshine Hospital had been up to standard.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Defamation threat launched against diet pill critic
Saturday 14 July 2012       Liz Hobday       ABC News
A diet pill company has threatened to sue a medical expert who criticised its product.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Fall costs Housing ACT $100,000
Saturday 14 July 2012       Louis Andrews       The Canberra Times
A Canberra woman has successfully sued the territory's housing authorities, winning about $100,000 after tripping in the yard of her home in McKellar.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Far North woman's warning on breast cancer tests
Wednesday 11 July 2012       Melanie Petrinec       The Cairns Post
A KURANDA woman who is suing the State Government and a local doctor after a cancerous lump in her breast went undiagnosed for three years is warning people against relying solely on mammogram results.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
We're still struggling
Saturday 07 July 2012             Warrick Daily News
DARLING Downs horse breeders have jumped on the class action bandwagon to sue the Federal Government for the spread of equine influenza in 2007.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Virgin sued for $500k over falling bag
Friday 06 July 2012       Leah Fineran       Gold Coast News
A GOLD Coast mother hit on the head by a falling suitcase aboard a Virgin Airlines flight is suing for almost $500,000 damages, claiming her husband has since had to take over her housework.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Ryan joins horse flu class action
Friday 06 July 2012       Sam Rigney       Newcastle Herald
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Trent Johnson - Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Sunday 01 July 2012       Spotlight       Proctor Magazine
Proctor spotlight on Maurice Blackburn Associate Trent Johnson, who is an accredited specialist based in our Maroochydore office.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
When does banter turn into bullying?
Friday 29 June 2012             Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn lawyer Rebecca Gilsenan talks about treading the line between laughs and litigation, and the ramifications of workplace banter.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
EPIC wins VCAT bid
Wednesday 27 June 2012       Josh Fagan       Bendigo Advertiser
Lobby group Enough Pokies in Castlemaine (EPIC) will set a new legal precedent after winning its bid to go to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to contest Castlemaine poker machine developments.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Torture and the growing tolerance for brutality
Wednesday 27 June 2012       Elizabeth O'Shea       ABC - The Drum
Australia is a signatory to the UN Convention Against Torture, which came into force 25 years ago today, and can celebrate a further achievement this year.
Practice Area: Social Justice
When water doesn’t cure a hiccup, try a backflip instead
Wednesday 27 June 2012       Brooke Dellavedova       The Herald Sun
The Melbourne Water ‘over recovery’ debacle has sparked outrage among the city’s consumers, and rightly so.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Kaylene wins Rising Star award
Tuesday 26 June 2012             National Indigenous Times
Law firm names local in top role
Tuesday 26 June 2012             The Daily Mercury
Mackay man Aron Sellentin was recently appointed to head the team of national law firm Maurice Blackburn, which opened an office in the region last year.
Nuclear dump court battle begins
Tuesday 26 June 2012       Farah Farouque       The Age
It's a long road from Tennant Creek to the imposing glass tower that houses the Federal Court in Melbourne, but the Aboriginal elder travelled for two days by bus to keep a court date yesterday.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Brisbane flood victims meet ahead of class action law suit against Wivenhoe Dam operators
Monday 25 June 2012       Tuck Thompson       Brisbane Courier-Mail
THERE was standing room only and some were turned away as Brisbane flood victims gathered today to discuss a possible class-action lawsuit against the operators of the Wivenhoe Dam.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Victims need a female ear
Monday 25 June 2012       Kylie Adoranti       Whitehorse Leader
QLD Floods Class Action
Monday 25 June 2012       Paul Henry       Channel 10 - Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn is holding public meetings about a potential class action for people affected by the Queensland floods downstream of Wivenhoe Dam in January 2011.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Teachers feel 'they can't stop bullies'
Friday 22 June 2012       Chris Merritt       The Australian
Josh Bornstein, a partner at law firm Maurice Blackburn, said the lack of a clear definition meant charges of bullying were being raised in inappropriate circumstances. "Principals are in a worse position now than if it were properly defined," Mr Bornstein said.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Desal plant 'hiccup' is water torture for Baillieu
Thursday 21 June 2012       Josh Gordon       The Age
Pay close attention and you might notice a new phrase peppering Baillieu government press releases: 'decisive action'.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Taking the sting out of credit card fees
Thursday 21 June 2012       Paul Gillett       Herald Sun Law Blog
A fee is always an unpleasant surprise. You have just jumped through six transactional hoops to grab that online bargain, and at the last hurdle, a credit card surcharge leaps out and stings you.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Victims need a female ear
Wednesday 20 June 2012             Whitehorse Leader
Lawyers from the eastern suburbs have called for more women to join the legal profession to help female clients thorugh domestic violence and sexual assault cases.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries,Social Justice
Bike vs car
Tuesday 19 June 2012       Paul Rochford       Ten Breakfast
With about 10,000 cyclists killed or seriously injured each year in Australia, and the annual increase rising by an average of 1.6 per cent, cyclists and motorists need to take steps to make the road safer.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Court approves Centro deal in record settlement
Tuesday 19 June 2012       Leonie Wood       The Age
The Federal Court in Melbourne has today formally approved Australia's biggest ever settlement in a class action, a $200 million deal for Centro shareholders, bringing to an end more than four years of complex and expensive litigation.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Age-old question
Monday 18 June 2012       Stephanie Quine       Lawyers Weekly
They’re older, wiser and can use a photocopier without needing instruction. They have organisational skills, workplace stamina and more life experience than the average grad straight out of uni. But is the potential of mature-age law students being unduly overlooked in the graduate recruitment process?
Practice Area: Faulty Products
Missing-skull cyclist sues East Gippsland Shire Council for $3m
Saturday 16 June 2012       David Hurley       Herald Sun
A cyclist who had half his skull removed after a horrific bike crash is suing a council for $3 million.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Employer sued for under-insurance
Thursday 14 June 2012       Katie Walsh       Australian Financial Review
When diagnosed with thyroid cancer in early 2009, Ian Mathieson, then managing director of the Australian arm of software company DST Global Solutions, thought he could count on at least one thing: he would continue to receive most of his income, thanks to insurance cover.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Security guard who told boss 'where to go' gets employment reinstated
Thursday 14 June 2012       Ellen Feely       3AW - Ross and John
Fair Work Australia has ordered the the employment of security guard who was dismissed for 'robustly' telling his boss where to go be reinstated.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
$600,000 for Gunns to search for records
Wednesday 13 June 2012       Dinah Arndt       The Launceston Examiner
Investors are seeking $35-75 million from Gunns Limited under a class action being heard in the Federal Court.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
An EPIC battle to stop pokies invasion
Wednesday 13 June 2012       Elizabeth O'Shea       Herald Sun Briefed Law Blog
Enough Pokies in Castlemaine (EPIC) is a community organisation comprising 1500 people from a town of only 7000. The group has an eponymous battle on its hands: to stop a pokies barn being created in the heart of Castlemaine.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Online credit card fraud
Wednesday 13 June 2012       Paul Rochford       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn's Rebecca Gilsenan talks about online credit card fraud on Ten Breakfast, and gives tips to avoid online fraud.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Castlemaine pokies fight ramps up
Monday 11 June 2012       Brett Worthington       Bendigo Advertiser
A Castlemaine lobby group could this week learn if its bid to stop a poker machine development could set a new precedent.
Mum: I wasn't told for a year I had cancer
Saturday 09 June 2012       Katie Bice       Herald Sun
A mother is stricken with terminal lung cancer after Casey Hospital allegedly took a year to tell her she was sick.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Tribunal to hear town's pokies appeal
Friday 08 June 2012       Jason Dowling       The Age
Contentious plans to locate an additional 65 poker machines in Castlemaine is at the centre of an unusual hearing at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal today.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Bill Shorten to deliver major speech on the future of superannuation
Wednesday 06 June 2012             Per Capita
There are few sectors of our economy that have a greater impact on the long‐term future of both our country and its citizens than superannuation, with more than a trillion dollars of funds under management.
Practice Area: MB Commercial
Student safety doesn’t stop at the gate
Wednesday 06 June 2012       John Cain       Herald Sun Law Blog
Just as most adults spend the bulk of their daily hours at work, our kids spend a huge amount of time – around 1200 hours per year – at school. And that figure rises considerably when you add in travel time.
Practice Area: Public Liability
The train driver's torment
Tuesday 05 June 2012       Mex Cooper       The Age
For decades, new train drivers were never warned of the horrors they could face on the tracks. Veteran V/Line driver Peter Smith describes it as being ''thrown to the wolves''.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Teenager reaches his goal, in netball
Tuesday 05 June 2012       Carolyn Webb and Jane Holroyd       The Age
A Melbourne teenager has won permission to play in the Parkville netball competition's 15-and-under competition, which had initially banned him.
Practice Area: Discrimination,Social Justice
Schoolyard injuries
Tuesday 05 June 2012       Paul Rochford       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn Principal and Ten Breakfast resident lawyer Rebecca Gilsenan discusses school's duty of care and when it's okay for parents to sue if their child is injured at school.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Inquest into woman's gall blader death
Sunday 03 June 2012             Ninemsn
A coronial inquest is set to resume into the death of Judith McNaught, who died after a routine operation to remove her gall bladder
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Class action launched over Brisbane tunnel
Friday 01 June 2012       Lexi Metherell       AM Program, ABC Radio
Brisbane's peak hour commuters might welcome the idea of fewer cars on the streets, but not the private investors who stumped up money for a toll road. A law firm has launched a $150 million class action on behalf of 700 clients who say they were misled by traffic forecasts for Brisbane's $3.2 billion Clem Jones toll road.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Cinema supervisor lodges sexual harassment complaint
Tuesday 29 May 2012       Louise Hall       Sydney Morning Herald
A cinema supervisor who worked for the theatre chain Hoyts for 15 years claims she has been bullied and harassed after making a sexual harassment complaint against a co-worker.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Redundancy rights
Tuesday 29 May 2012       Andrew Rochford       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn Principal Rebecca Gilsenan talks about workers' redundancy legal rights on Ten Breakfast.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Sick mum wins super payout fight
Sunday 27 May 2012             Sunday Mail Brisbane
A terminally ill Brisbane mother of two will be able to leave her young sons with a secure future after one of Queensland's biggest superannuation pay outs.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Trains skip stations to evade fines
Friday 25 May 2012       Adam Carey       The Age
Kamal Farouque, principal for Maurice Blackburn, which represents the union, said Metro was thereby failing to alert any hearing-impaired passengers to the changed service.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Clean energy future put on the back burner
Thursday 24 May 2012       Elizabeth O'Shea       Herald Sun Law Blog
A recent decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has meant that Victoria’s environment continues to be at great risk from coal pollution.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Paying a price for lifting lid
Wednesday 23 May 2012       Des Houghton       Courier Mail
Three women who have never met have done us all an invaluable public service by lifting the lid on scandalous medical treatment suffered by the people of Queensland in the past decade.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Leaving your kids alone in the car
Tuesday 22 May 2012       Kath Robinson       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn's Rebecca Gilsenan discusses whether it is ever legally okay to leave your kids in the car or at home.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Queensland flood victims join class action claim
Tuesday 22 May 2012       Mark Solomons       Courier Mail
More than 3000 Queenslanders have joined a legal claim over the deadly 2011 floods as class-action law firms ramp up pressure on the cash-strapped State Government.
Terminally ill mum sues insurer
Monday 21 May 2012            
A Brisbane single mum with terminal cancer is suing one of Queensland's biggest superannuation funds, which won't accept her claim.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Paying the price for asbestos removal
Monday 21 May 2012       John Thistleton       Canberra Times
Canberrans are paying hundreds of dollars more to remove asbestos from their homes than people in other jurisdictions, according to a licenced operator.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
Banks squeal
Friday 18 May 2012       Joel Howland       Our World Today
In Australia this week, the High Court passed a verdict allowing an appeal by Maurice Blackburn (MB) Lawyers to bypass the Federal Court, and be expedited straight to the top.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Woman sues Cairns Regional Council for $1.17m over Esplanade bench fall
Thursday 17 May 2012       Melanie Petrinec       Cairns Post
Cairns Regional Council could be forced to pay more than $1 million to a Bentley Park woman who fractured her neck in two places after falling from a bench on the Esplanade boardwalk.
Family launches legal action against Health Department
Tuesday 15 May 2012             ABC News
Erin Berg took her life whilst in the grip of post natal depression leaving behind her four children. Now her family is taking the Health Department to court to seek accountability for Erin Berg's death.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Family suing Health Department over suicide
Tuesday 15 May 2012             The Western Australian
The family of a depressed Perth mother of four, who committed suicide in Mexico by taking a euthanasia drug after a WA mental health facility allegedly failed to act on warning signs and provide her with proper care, is suing the Health Department.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
High Court to hear bank fee challenge
Tuesday 15 May 2012             Brisbane Times
The High Court will hear a class action by customers of the ANZ Bank alleging it charged excessive fees for overdrafts, overdrawn accounts, dishonour fees and over-the-limit credit card accounts.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
State to be flooded by action
Tuesday 15 May 2012       Kieran Banks       Queensland Times
Flood litigators IMF and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are confident a class action law suit against the State will go ahead as they await the results of their research.
Lying on your CV
Tuesday 15 May 2012       Andrew Rochford       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn's Rebecca Gilsenan discusses why you could loose your job if you lie on your CV. She also talks about
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Flight Centre bullying case in Fed Court
Monday 14 May 2012       Melissa Iaria       Nine MSN
A whistleblower who lost his career after standing up for a bullied co-worker at one of Australia's biggest travel agencies has filed Federal Court action.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
High Court to hear bank fee challenge
Friday 11 May 2012       AAP       Brisbane Times
The High Court will hear a class action by customers of the ANZ Bank alleging it charged excessive fees for overdrafts, overdrawn accounts, dishonour fees and over-the-limit credit card accounts.
Centro moves on after legal settlement
Thursday 10 May 2012       AAP       Sydney Morning Herald
Shopping centre owner Centro Retail Australia says a $200 million settlement in a class action against it allows it to move on and focus on improving value for its securityholders.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Centro verdict 'a win for shareholders'
Wednesday 09 May 2012       AAP       Yahoo 7 News
The success of a $200 million class action case against the property group Centro Retail Australia is a win for all Australian investors, lawyers for the shareholders say.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Gerda’s grave plea to TAC
Wednesday 09 May 2012       Laura Wakely       The Star
Gerda Wachter was in Essendon four years ago when she was hit by a car. The driver sped off, leaving Gerda to an eight month stint in hospital, followed by months of rehabilitation and life in a wheelchair.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Legal Adivce for Lotto
Tuesday 08 May 2012             Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn Principal and Ten Breakfast resident lawyer Rebecca Gilsenan provdies advice when entering into a syndicate ahead of tonight's 70 million jackpot for the Oz Lotto draw.
Qantas loses in Federal Court: Maurice Blackburn wins
Tuesday 08 May 2012             The New Lawyer
Qantas is facing a fine after the Federal Court upheld a judgement that the airline and a manager breached the Fair Work Act in its treatment of an engineer.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Full court upholds adverse action finding against Qantas
Friday 04 May 2012             Workplace Express
In an important ruling, the full Federal Court has rejected a Qantas challenge to a Federal Magistrates Court finding that it coerced and took adverse action against an aircraft engineer who complained about being underpaid while on an overseas posting.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Educate instead of blame if you want to save lives
Wednesday 02 May 2012       John Voyage       Herald Sun law blog
Disappointed Victorians have swamped radio and the internet over the past week to vent their frustration at the conduct of the TAC in its new advertisement – a “reconstruction” depicting a collision between a motorcycle with a car that comes out from what appears to be a stop sign on a minor road of a T-intersection.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Lawyers4Riders
Section 10, discriminated at work
Wednesday 02 May 2012       Kath Robinson       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn Principal and Ten Breakfast resident lawyer Rebecca Gilsenan explains how some people can plead guilty to a minor first offence and not have a conviction recorded, plus she looks at discrimination at work.
From Italy with...
Tuesday 01 May 2012       Fiona Marsden       National Safety Magazine
An asbestos tragedy of operatic proportions has played out in an Italian court. What are the potential ramifications for Australia?
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
Luke Ball’s knee and sports compensation
Monday 30 April 2012             The Herald Sun law blog
The circumstances of Luke Ball’s recent season-ending knee injury raise some interesting legal issues for sporting clubs and their respective leagues.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Faulty implants are not hip
Friday 27 April 2012             The Herald Sun law blog
Modern medical devices are an extraordinary feat of science and engineering that can bring a better quality of life to people affected by a huge array of health conditions.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
When sex is on the job in more ways than one
Friday 27 April 2012             The Daily Telegraph
A COURT decision to approve workers' compensation for a woman who happened to be having sex while staying at a motel while working away from home will inspire much public debate - but for the wrong reasons.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Sickness payout
Friday 27 April 2012       Pippa Gardner       Channel 7, via The West
Girl has severe brain damage after eating contaminated chicken.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
‘I was like Elephant Woman,' says beauty therapist after botch cosmetic procedure
Monday 23 April 2012             Herald Sun
Brighton mother Tracie Logan spent six weeks at The Alfred hospital after she had a product designed for the cheeks deeply pushed into in her eye socket with a needle that she believes was not sterilised properly.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Flood hero gets all fired up for volunteer compensation
Sunday 22 April 2012       David Hurley       Sunday Herald Sun
A hero who risked his life in the Gippsland floods of 2007 is fighting to change the law so volunteer firefighters receive parity with their fully paid colleagues.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Employers say ruling endorses ‘strike first, bargain later’
Saturday 21 April 2012       Mark Skulley       Australian Financial Review
The full Federal Court ruled that the Transport Workers Union was not obliged to seek a majority support determination or good faith bargaining orders in a case where an employer refused to bargain.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Amicable divorce
Friday 20 April 2012       Kath Robinson       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn Principal and Ten Breakfast resident lawyer Rebecca Gilsenan gives viewers some tips on how to navigate their way through the legal process of a divorce.
Practice Area: Compensation & Civil Claims
The legal view on Parliamentary v judicial inquiries
Friday 20 April 2012       Josie Taylor       7.30 Victoria
Former Victorian Government Solicitor John Cain Jr, who now works at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, says victims of sexual abuse by clergy would have more confidence in royal commission powers.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Asbestos saga ends $1.15m compo
Thursday 19 April 2012       Angus Thompson       Herald Sun
A dying man exposed to asbestos dust four decades ago has won a historic payout after a painful and drawn-out legal battle.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
Banks' class action battle
Thursday 19 April 2012       David Richardson       Today Tonight
The battle against the Big Banks just got bigger, with the largest class action ever launched in Australia adding another major bank to their list.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Bankwest next target for big bank fees class action
Wednesday 18 April 2012       Rania Spooner       The Age
Bankwest will be the latest bank pulled into the largest class of action against late payment fees in Australian history, worth $223 million, after an action on behalf of its clients is filed today.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
BankWest to face class action over excessive penalty fees
Wednesday 18 April 2012       Cortlan Bennett       The West
More than 6600 BankWest customers have been added to Australia's largest class action to recoup more than $220 million in excessive penalty fees from eight major banks.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Unfair bank fees
Wednesday 18 April 2012       Paul Henry       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn's Rebecca Gilsenan explains the unfair bank fees class action and the addition of Bank West to the list of banks being sued by more than 170,000 Australians.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Class action lawyers welcome Black Saturday lawsuit
Tuesday 17 April 2012       Andrea Petrie       The Age
The legal firm representing almost 1500 litigants in a bushfire class action against the electricity company responsible for the felled powerline which started the Kinglake East-Kinglake Black Saturday blaze, has welcomed legal action by the State Government for compensation.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Where there’s a will, it’s not always your way
Tuesday 17 April 2012       Steve Harris       Herald Sun Briefed
Practice Area: Wills & Probate
David Tweed bows out of battle
Friday 13 April 2012       Ben Butlet       Sydney Morning Herald
Sharemarket bottom-feeder David Tweed has bowed out of a courtroom battle with an elderly widow.
Practice Area: MB Commercial
Leading Labor lawyer attacks Fair Work over Thompson affair
Friday 13 April 2012       Hayden Cooper       7.30, ABC
Fair Work Australia has come under criticism for taking too long to produce its report in to the Health Services Union.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
More must be done to stop a phoenix rising
Thursday 12 April 2012       Steve Harris       The Age
Legislation aimed at businesses that leave debt behind doesn't go far enough.
Practice Area: MB Commercial
Push for coroners to probe still births
Wednesday 11 April 2012       Julia Medew       The Age
A leading medical lawyer has called for coroners to be allowed to investigate stillbirths so parents get answers and medical lessons are learned.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Transpacific shares drop after $35m settlement
Tuesday 10 April 2012       Leonie Lamont       Sydney Morning Herals
Shareholders suing waste management listed company Transpacific Industries Group over alleged continuous disclosure breaches have reached a $35 million settlement.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Looking good means you don’t look the goods in some professions
Tuesday 10 April 2012       Emeline Gaske       Herald Sun
Attractive women hold an advantage when seeking employment in traditionally female-dominated jobs, such as nursing, secretarial work, social work and public relations. That’s according to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Social Psychology.
I thought that I was dead, says crash man
Sunday 08 April 2012       David Hurley       Sunday Herald Sun
A man who was forced to leap for his life from a speeding truck only for the vehicle to land on top him has spoken of his miraculous escape.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Support group welcomes donation
Thursday 05 April 2012             Canberra Weekly
Maurice Blackburn lawyers has provided a $3,000 boost to Canberra's Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Support Group to help lighten patients' burden of living with a life-threatening condition.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
ACTU poised to suspend HSU
Wednesday 04 April 2012       Hamish Fitzsimmons       Lateline, ABC
The ACTU is ready to suspend the Health Services Union over the alleged corruption that has embroiled the union.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Directors of shoe chain hit with record $200,000 fine for underpaying staff
Wednesday 04 April 2012       Cara Waters       Smart Company
A record fine of $200,000 has been imposed on the former operators of a chain of Melbourne shoe stores with a history of underpaying their staff.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Horror housemates
Wednesday 04 April 2012       Kath Robinson       Ten Breakfast
How to deal with horrible housemates and what your legal rights are in the a shared household.
Bank savings scandal
Tuesday 03 April 2012       Bryan Seymour       Today Tonight
If you put a large sum of money into your own bank account, you'd expect to be the only one who can access it or move it, but you could be wrong.
Practice Area: MB Commercial
UK asbestos ruling mirrors Australian legal stance
Monday 02 April 2012             Insurance news
UK insurers now have the same liability for asbestos-related diseases as those in Australia after a new UK court ruling.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
Good news an error
Sunday 01 April 2012       Kay Dibben       Sunday Mail (Brisbane)
Three months after a BreastScreen Queensland mammogram cleared her of breast cancer, Cairns woman Janine Marino found she needed an urgent mastectomy.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
In the public interest
Sunday 01 April 2012       Elizabeth O'Shea and Nicole Papaleo       Law Institute Journal, Victoria
Maurice Blackburn lawyers Elizabeth O'Shea and Nicole Papaleo explore the legal right to privacy in Australia.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Woman sues homeopath over sister's cancer death
Saturday 31 March 2012       Sean Cowan       The West Australian
Penelope Dingle's sister is suing the homeopath who persuaded the cancer victim to ignore conventional treatment in favour of fighting the deadly disease with alternative medicine.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Teenager died after sent home
Saturday 31 March 2012       Ashlee Mullany       Perth Now
A teenage girl died with swelling of her brain two days after a WA hospital sent her home with Panadeine Forte despite her complaints of "10/10 headaches" and "throbbing pain".
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Mistress fights for cut of Herman Rockefeller millions
Saturday 31 March 2012       Katie Bice, Anthony Dowsley       Herald Sun
The mistress of slain swinger Herman Rockefeller is fighting for a slice of his $14 million estate.
Practice Area: Wills & Probate
Court told of significant Centro book 'errors'
Friday 30 March 2012       Leonie Wood       The Age
A former Centro director has told the Federal Court there was ''no way'' the 2006-07 final accounts would have been approved had directors had been informed that an earlier version contained significant errors involving billions of dollars of debts.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Surf life saving tragedy
Friday 30 March 2012       Kathryn Robinson       Ten Breakfast
Ten Breakfast resident lawyer and Maurice Blackburn Principal Rebecca Gilsenan discusses the legal ramifications for Surf Life Saving Australia following the tragic death of 14-year-old Matthew Barclay during the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Robbery victim sues employer
Friday 30 March 2012       Adam Wratten       Rockhampton Bulletin
Maurice Blackburn Principal Gino Andrieri represnets Rockhampton man Glenn Herley, who is suing his former employer after a bandit slashed him across the throat, chest and arm in a frightening workplace attack.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Consumer watchdog targets Apple ipad 4G label
Wednesday 28 March 2012       Kathryn Robinson       Ten Breakfast
Maurice Blackburn's Rebecca Gilsenan on Ten Breakfast discussing the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) allegations of Apple misleading average Australians over the Apple ipad 3 '4G' label because at the moment it can't conntect to the 4G network in Australia.
Practice Area: Faulty Products
Muckaty dumps advances in reconcilation
Wednesday 28 March 2012       Dave Sweeney       ABC Environment Online
This week Maurice Blackburn lawyers, with special assistance from Ron Merkel QC and Julian Burnside QC, will be representing Northern Territory Indigenous Elders in a Melbourne courtroom in a move aimed at stopping the Federal government's plan for Australia's first purpose-built national nuclear waste dump at Muckaty, 120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Pair suing police over taser use
Wednesday 28 March 2012       Christina Jones       The West Australian
A UWA law professor who was unlawfully arrested and tasered by police as he walked thorough Fremantle with a female companion is suing officers for battery, assault and false imprisonment.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Virgin pregnancy test for workplace laws
Tuesday 27 March 2012       Fiona Smith       Australian Financial Review
You would have to try hard to get worse publicity than this. Virgin Australia is now battling two of its public relations staff in the Federal Court, accused of wrongly making them redundant while one was on maternity leave and the other was pregnant.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Children sue police over wrongful arrests
Monday 26 March 2012       Liz Cush       The Wire
Twenty one young people who were jailed for breaking bail conditions that no longer existed are taking part in a class action run by Maurice Blackburn and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre against the NSW Government.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Children sue over arrest flaw
Sunday 25 March 2012       Nick Ralston       Sydney Morning Herald
TWENTY-ONE children wrongfully arrested because of a computer error have joined a class action against the NSW government.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Class action litigation funding helps level playing field
Friday 23 March 2012       Jacob Varghese       The Australian
As a lawyer who represents plaintiffs in class actions, I welcome a debate about class-action litigation funding, but it is important to understand why litigation funding has become such an important part of the Australian legal landscape.
Couple wrongly denied access to IVF
Friday 23 March 2012       Kirsten Veness       7.30 Victoria, ABC
Women's law advocate Maurice Blackburn lawyer Jacinta Lewin says exemptions to the current IVF laws need to be made regarding police checks.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Employers extend reach into employees’ lives
Friday 23 March 2012             Lawyers Weekly
Maurice Blackburn principal Kamal Farouque says the recent emergence in the United States of employers asking prospective employees for access to their Facebook accounts is not only a “very intrusive request”, but also represents the tendency amongst employers to try and extend their reach into the lives of their employees.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Adventurer who survived Everest dies from asbestos exposure
Thursday 22 March 2012       Stephanie Gardiner       Sydney Morning Herald
Australian mountain climber Lincoln Hall has died from mesothelioma. He was 56.
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
Helping flood and storm victims get back on their feet
Thursday 22 March 2012       Michael Bates       Herald Sun
Australians are a resilient lot, however as the flood water recedes and the clean up tasks continue, some flood victims will inevitably face another unwanted battle – against insurance companies.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Nuclear waste
Wednesday 21 March 2012       Rebecca Baillie       7.30, ABC
Muckaty Cattle Station near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory has Senate approval to host a national radioactive waste management facility but the move still faces opposition.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Call for tougher disclosure fines
Tuesday 20 March 2012             The Age
CORPORATE governance experts have backed the regulator's call for stiffer penalties when companies fail to keep investors informed of profit downgrades.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Flood law suit attracts hundreds more
Tuesday 20 March 2012             The Courier Mail
HUNDREDS of Queensland flood victims have expressed interest in joining a potential billion-dollar lawsuit over the management of last year's floods.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Inquest into baby's death continues
Monday 19 March 2012             The Morning Bulletin
A CORONIAL inquiry into the death of seven-week-old Isabella Diefenbach has resumed at Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.
Practice Area: Public Liability
RACHEL SCHUTZE: Aha, I do know how she manages to do it
Monday 19 March 2012       Rachel Schutze      
Maurice Blackburn Lawyer, Rachel Schutze, talks about working as a lawyer and as a full time mother, and reveals her similarities with Kate Riedie, palyed by Sarah Jessica Parker, in the movie; 'I Don't Know How She Does It.'
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Wivenhoe mismanaged and three engineers to be investigated: inquiry
Friday 16 March 2012       Annie Guest       ABC PM
The inquiry into last summer's disasters in Queensland has found that Wivenhoe Dam was mismanaged before the devastating floods in Brisbane and Ipswich.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Food poisoning laws leave bad taste for victims
Friday 16 March 2012       Brooke Dellavedova       Herald Sun
Victims of recent food poisoning outbreaks have been angered and disappointed to learn that their legal options are extremely limited.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Qld flood report strengthens case: lawyers
Friday 16 March 2012       Petrina Berry       Nine MSN
The Queensland flood inquiry's final report strengthens the case for a class action against the state government, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers say.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Anti-phoenix laws spark concerns about effectiveness
Thursday 15 March 2012       Ruth Williams       Sydney Morning Herald
Draft laws aimed at protecting employees and creditors from phoenix company operators could stifle enterprise, penalise innocent directors and reverse the presumption of innocence, business and legal groups have warned.
Practice Area: MB Commercial
GTLC: Changes could compromise workers
Thursday 15 March 2012       Lynda McRae       Latrobe Valley Express
A local union campaign has raised fears cuts of more than $470 million to Victoria's WorkCover Authority will bleed the scheme dry, risking workplace safety and worker's rights.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Australian nuclear dump closer to reality
Wednesday 14 March 2012       Simon Santow       ABC AM Program
Federal Parliament has passed legislation for radioactive waste to eventually be dumped on Aboriginal land at Muckaty near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. While both major parties support the move there's still strident opposition from Green groups, the Northern Territory Government and some local landowners. As Simon Santow reports there is one last legal hurdle.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Blast at compo snatch
Wednesday 14 March 2012       Claire Heaney       Herald Sun
Two of Melbourne's biggest law firms have launched a stinging attack on the State Government for "pinching" funds from WorkSafe after the scheme slumped into the red.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Work Related Injuries
Traditional owners to fight nuke waste dump
Wednesday 14 March 2012       Simon Santow       ABC online and tv
People who say they are traditional owners of Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory say they will not stop fighting against a nuclear waste dump on their land.
Practice Area: Social Justice
TAC, WorkCover review
Tuesday 13 March 2012       Josh Gordon       The Age
Victoria's two accident compensation schemes could be merged as the government scrambles to find millions of dollars to deliver its much vaunted budget surplus.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries,Work Related Injuries
It's all hands on deck as sprinter tackles a wet track
Tuesday 13 March 2012       Michelle Ainsworth       Herald Sun
Fighting rising flood waters and building sandbag walls is a long way from the Olympic running track.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Flood victims attend meeting with Maurice Blackburn lawyers about possible class action lawsuit
Saturday 10 March 2012       Kay Dibben       Courier Mail
Hundreds of flood victims turned up at meetings in Ipswich and Fernvale today to find out how they could join a potential class action against operators of Wivenhoe Dam.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Crunch cases for Corps Act
Friday 09 March 2012       Rachel Nickless       Australian Financial Review
Two landmark cases before the courts - Centro and Fortescue Metals Group - are offering Australia's superioius courts a rare opportunity to clarify how companies must meet their continuoys disclosure obligations, lawyers and academics say.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Payout victory for Patel nurse
Friday 09 March 2012       Hedley Thomas       The Australian
The whistleblowing nurse who suffered severe stress and was ostracised for exposing killer surgeon Jatant Patel has finally been acknowledged by the Queensland government with a confidential settlement.
Practice Area: Compensation & Civil Claims
Helmet laws and helmet dodgers
Wednesday 07 March 2012             Breakfast, Channel 10
Maurice Blackburn Principal Rebecca Gilsenan talks about compulsory helmet laws in Australia. (Click this headline link above. Plays automatically on Breakfast website after 15 second ad; scroll down to to view.)
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
High Court rules on potato chip: $580,000 for slip injury
Wednesday 07 March 2012       AAP and Louise Hall       Sydney Morning Herald
Commenting on the decision, Majed Issa, a personal injury lawyer with Maurice Blackburn, said the High Court decision had wide-reaching implications for people injured in public places who under the law must show that their injury was caused by negligence of a third party.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Centro 'knew of instability'
Tuesday 06 March 2012       Leonie Wood       Sydney Morning Herald
Centro managers were aware in mid-2007 of increasing turmoil in credit markets and heightened concerns about instability caused by defaults in the US subprime mortgage market, the Federal Court has heard.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Centro shareholders have their day in court
Monday 05 March 2012       Rachel Carbonell       PM, ABC radio
One of Australia's biggest class actions has begun in the Federal Court involving thousands of shareholders in a property investment company.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Baillieu raid threatens WorkSafe’s full funding
Tuesday 28 February 2012       James MacKenzie       Australian Financial Review
Victoria has the best workers’ compensation scheme and occupational health and safety regime in Australia, and arguably the world. This is not a matter of debate, it’s a demonstrable fact.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Serious jetski injuries a summertime curse
Monday 27 February 2012       Katie Bice, Nathan Mawby       Herald Sun
JET ski are proving to be a summertime curse with injuries more than doubling in six years prompting calls to regulate their use.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Ultra-marathon disaster
Monday 27 February 2012             Today Tonight
An ultra-marathon competitor is fighting horrific burns after she was allowed to run straight into a fierce bushfire that almost took her life.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Many Roads Taken
Friday 24 February 2012             Lawyers Weekly
Greg Tucker had many different lives before he became the head of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, including 13 years as an academic. He tells Briana Everett how a few opportune phone calls led him to where he is today
$580k claim for trip at Coles
Thursday 23 February 2012       Adam Wratten       The Morning Bulliten
A WOMAN who tripped in the trolley bay during a shopping trip at Rockhampton's City Centre Plaza is suing Coles for $580,000.
Practice Area: Public Liability
Victims' families might sue
Wednesday 22 February 2012       Ben McClellan       Blacktown Advocate
Law firm Maurice Blackburn said families of Quakers Hill nursing home fire victims may have grounds to sue if it could show the home was negligent.
Practice Area: Compensation & Civil Claims
Vic workers entitlements at risk: law firm
Wednesday 22 February 2012             Channel 9
Workers' safety and entitlements are at risk after the Victoria government decided to raid WorkCover premiums, a law firm has warned.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Cancer gene outrage
Tuesday 21 February 2012             The Project, Channel 10
Court case over whether genes can be patented.
Flood insurance
Tuesday 21 February 2012       Lexy Hamilton-Smith       Channel 10 News Brisbane
New flood clauses in insurance policies.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Patient advocates test law on human gene patents
Tuesday 21 February 2012       Louise Hall       Sydney Morning Herald
Companies do not have the right to a patent over human gene sequences and genetic mutations because such biological material is a product of nature, a court has been told.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Landmark case challenges gene patents
Monday 20 February 2012       Karl Hoerr       ABC News
The Federal Court in Sydney is hearing a challenge to the patenting of a gene mutation linked to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Baby Joshua died after risky catheter used, inquest finds
Friday 17 February 2012       Malcolm Brown       Sydney Morning Herald
A month-old baby died at Sydney Children's Hospital after a suitable catheter for insertion into a vein could not be found, an inequest has found.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Back to the future with coal-fuelled power
Thursday 16 February 2012             ABC - The Drum
This week, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal finished hearing submissions from Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) and others opposing a planned new coal-fuelled power plant for the Latrobe Valley.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Black Saturday hero's nightmares
Wednesday 15 February 2012       Shaun Campbell       Diamond Valley Leader
A Black Saturday hero says he has been left alone to face mental demons after being unable to gain any support.
Practice Area: Road Accident Injuries
Travel giant gets sued over bullying allegations
Monday 13 February 2012       Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker       The Age
Senior manager from one of Australia's biggest travel agencies failed to act on allegations of serious bullying - including asking staff to wear a "boob apron" - and victimised a whistleblower, according to a recently filed legal claim.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Seqwater drops dirty tricks allegations
Wednesday 08 February 2012       Kim Agius (AAP)       Brisbane Times
Besieged Wivenhoe Dam operator Seqwater has withdrawn allegations against Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, after claiming their private investigator posed as a flood inquiry official to extract information from dam personnel.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Inquest examines baby's 'tragic' hospital death
Tuesday 07 February 2012       Jamelle Wells       7 News.com.au
A coroner has described the death of a baby after a medical procedure in a Sydney hospital as a "human tragedy".
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Bottle shop taking on the banks
Monday 06 February 2012       James Atkinson       The Shout
A former bottle shop owner has joined Australia's biggest series of class actions against unfair bank fees.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Flood inquiry evidence raises hopes for $1b class action, says Fernvale and Surrounding Communities Action Group
Monday 06 February 2012       Andrew Macdonald       The Courier Mail
Flood victims considering a $1 billion-plus class action against the government have been buoyed by evidence heard during the recalled flood inquiry.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Bank fee fightback
Thursday 02 February 2012       David Richardson       Today Tonight
We are getting slugged with $11 billion a year in fees on home and personal loans, ATM withdrawals, credit cards, and virtually every bank service.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Class action extends to St George, Bank SA
Wednesday 01 February 2012       AAP       Daily Telegraph
St George and Bank SA are the latest Australian banks to be taken to court by customers angry at the fees they are charged.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Black Saturday: Class action trial date set
Tuesday 31 January 2012       Anna Whitelaw       Banyule and Nillumbick Weekly
Nearly 1400 people have joined the multi-million dollar Black Saturday class action lawsuit expected to head to trial next year.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Urchins threat to abalone industry
Monday 30 January 2012       Nino Bucci       The Age
A multimillion-dollar abalone industry is under threat from a sea urchin that has destroyed marine environments in Victoria's east.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects,MB Commercial,Social Justice
Elderly widow latest Tweed victim
Monday 30 January 2012       Ben Butler       Sydney Morning Herald
Sharemarket bottom-feeder David Tweed's business practices are to be tested in court by a 77-year-old widow in a case that could damage his ability to enforce contracts signed by his victims.
Practice Area: Social Justice
Survivors report on insurance challenges of Victorian floods
Tuesday 24 January 2012       Lisa Whitehead       ABC 7.30
A year on from the Victorian floods, we hear from people coping with damage and see how they've fared with their insurance companies.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Sacked Wiggle may be entitled to more: lawyer
Friday 20 January 2012       Martin Zavan       Nine msn
Sacked Wiggle Sam Moran would be entitled to at least $40,000 more than the reported $60,000 he received as severance pay, according to a partner at law firm Maurice Blackburn.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
'Phoenixing Bill' too tame on financial planners?
Thursday 19 January 2012       Andrew Tsanadis       Money Management
While industry bodies support the Government's proposed regulatory amendments to accelerate the wind-up of so-called 'phoenix' companies and claim the issue is not a major concern for financial planners, a senior lawyer has warned the Government move has not gone far enough in addressing financial planning issues.
Practice Area: MB Commercial
Hospital faces scrutiny over heart catheter's role in baby's death
Tuesday 17 January 2012       Malcolm Brown       Sydney Morning Herald
Lawyers for the family of a 10-month-old baby who died in the Sydney Children's Hospital while being treated for an eye infection will try to establish if the death was caused by improper placement of a catheter in the baby's heart.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
'How does a 10-month-old otherwise healthy child go into hospital and not survive?'
Monday 16 January 2012       Malcolm Brown       The Canberra Times
The mother of a baby boy who died of a heart attack after being admitted to the Sydney Children's Hospital for treatment for an eye infection said today she and her husband felt robbed by a seemingly inexplicable chain of events.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Victims cry foul over insurer's flood pledge
Monday 16 January 2012       Chip Le Grand       The Australian
Victoria's insurance watchdog is examining claims the RACV, the state's largest personal insurer, welshed on a public pledge to stand by all victims of last year's devastating floods.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Bank fee fightback
Monday 16 January 2012       Sarah Stewart       A Current Affair
The big banks are being targeted in the biggest class action in Australian history — more than 150,000 customers joining together to demand a fair go. Slapped thousands of dollars in fees, they are demanding better regulation and their money back.
Banks face home loan suit
Sunday 15 January 2012       Chris Vedelago       The Age
Australia's banks could be facing a massive new class action over allegations that their mortgage lending practices have put thousands of families in severe financial stress or at risk of losing their homes.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Nursing a grudge against Hoffman
Sunday 15 January 2012       Kay Dibben       Sunday Mail
Queensland Health has been accused of an "unrelenting and aggressive attack'' on hero whistleblower nurse Toni Hoffman.
Practice Area: Work Related Injuries
Dodgy food's dirty secret aired in court
Friday 13 January 2012       Fiona Hudson       Herald Sun
A food poisoning outbreak at a sushi bar that left 84 people sick and 19 in hospital is among serious food safety incidents kept quiet by authorities.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Victorian flood battlers left high and dry
Wednesday 11 January 2012       Angus Thompson       Herald Sun
Maurice Blackburn Associate Michael Bates is representing about 90 claims against companies that have not paid out on insurance policies held by Charlton and nearby residents affected by the January 2010 floods.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Toxic trauma
Tuesday 10 January 2012       Emily Rice       Channel 10
Maurice Blackburn Asbesos Principal Andrew Dimsey says the cleanup for the asbestos contamination of several houses in Chelsea could run into six figures. Toxic trauma
Practice Area: Asbestos Diseases
Battle for justice over faulty hips
Tuesday 10 January 2012       Penelope Bradley       Rouse Hill Times
Maurice Blackburn Principal Ben Slade urges people to get proper legal advice before deciding whether to accept a settlement from the manufacturer of faulty replacement hips, or continue being a member of a class action against the manufacturer.
Practice Area: Class Actions & Major Projects
Medical negligence laws failing victims: lawyer
Monday 09 January 2012       Cheryl Critchley       Health Reporter
Some medical negligence victims are falling through the cracks of 2003 laws, unable to sue if their operation was completed on the wrong side or a swab was left inside them.
Practice Area: Medical Negligence
Bully code needs whipping into shape
Friday 06 January 2012       Jason Murphy and Lucille Keen       Australian Financial Review
A controversial national code of practice on workplace bullying needs refinement if it is to reduce the heavy burden that claims place on human resource departments, according to experts.
Practice Area: Employment & Industrial Law
Flood insurance disputes continue
Wednesday 04 January 2012       Genevieve Barlow       Weekly Times
An estimated $10 million in unpaid insurance claims are in dispute following last January's floods in Charlton and Rochester.
Practice Area: Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Protective clothing saves more than just your body!
Monday 24 August 2009             Riding On Magazine
Maurice Blackburn Lawyer, Geraldine Collins, gives a warning about Motorbike safety.
Practice Area: Public Liability