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Friday, 15 September 2017
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Volkswagen forced to explain cheat software under oath In what is believed to be a world-first since the global Dieselgate emissions scandal began, the Federal Court has ordered that vehicle giant Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Audi and Skoda give sworn testimony answering why dual-mode software was installed in their diesel vehicles.
Thursday, 14 September 2017
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Recommendations to strengthen whistleblower protections welcomed, but more work still to be done Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has today welcomed a Parliamentary inquiry’s recommendations for better protections to Australian whistleblowers who expose misconduct, tax evasion, bribery and corruption.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
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Retirement housing rip-off to be investigated for the elderly Maurice Blackburn has announced it will take registrations from former residents of the Aveo chain of retirement housing operations, as the law firm continues its ongoing investigation into concerns of unfair and unconscionable contracts used by Aveo.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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Landmark trial against pokies industry set to begin A landmark, pro-bono trial seeking to highlight the deceptive, misleading and unconscionable conduct of poker machine manufacturers and venues will begin today in the Federal Court.
Thursday, 7 September 2017
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Volkswagen forced to come clean on voluntary recall Global vehicle giant Volkswagen has been ordered to publish a nation-wide notice about information concerning the class actions related to the global Dieselgate emissions scandal that is estimated to have impacted around 100,000 motorists across Australia.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
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Maurice Blackburn lawyer wins 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian “Young Gun” Award Mathew Littlejohn, a lawyer at Maurice Blackburn named winner of the Lawyers Weekly Australian “Young Guns” 2017 award.
Monday, 28 August 2017
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In-principle settlement of Treasury Wine Estates Limited class action Shareholders in Treasury Wine Estates that pursued a class action against the liquor giant have today secured an in-principle $49million victory in their action.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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CBA to face heavyweight shareholder class action battle Australia’s leading class action law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has united with Australia’s largest litigation funder IMF Bentham to pursue the largest Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed company, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), in what will be a true heavyweight legal battle.
Monday, 14 August 2017
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Criminal offence recommendations send strong message institutional abuse can no longer be ignored Recommendations to reform Australia’s criminal justice system, including making failure to report in religious confessionals a criminal offence, are critical measures that must be supported in sending a strong message that abuse within institutions can no longer be ignored
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
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Maurice Blackburn to provide pro bono advice for same-sex marriage plebiscite or postal vote vilification cases Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has today again re-stated its commitment to provide pro bono legal advice in cases of vilification arising from any same-sex marriage plebiscite or postal vote.
Monday, 31 July 2017
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Sirtex in sights of shareholders launching class action Australia’s leading class action law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is teaming up with Australia’s largest litigation funder IMF Bentham for a potential class action on behalf of shareholders in Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX:SRX).
Thursday, 27 July 2017
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Black lung submission identifies a culture of reckless indifference Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has highlighted the underreporting of occupational lung diseases and the need for provisional payments to dust disease sufferers.