2013

Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
SP AusNet’s lawyers stopped chief maintenance man from investigating cause of catastrophic Black Saturday fire Lawyers for SP AusNet - the electricity company accused of starting the devastating Kilmore East/Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire in 2009 by the poor maintenance of its powerlines - blocked the Chief Maintenance officer from accessing important information that would have enabled him to make the powerlines safer for the community, the Supreme Court has heard.
Monday, 22 July 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Australia's productivity no result of IR laws: Bornstein Leading employment lawyer Josh Bornstein will tell employers that they are being conned if they believe labour laws are the key to driving up productivity.
Friday, 19 July 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Workplace privacy - tips to make sure social media snooping doesn't wreck your working life Workplace privacy and the law in the digital age were explored today at a Melbourne seminar hosted by top employment law firm Maurice Blackburn.
Friday, 28 June 2013
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National med indemnity claims put spotlight on private health system National medical negligence figures released today show Australia's private health care system need to step up to address patient safety concerns, says Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Friday, 28 June 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Pregnancy sacking takes financial firm Carnbrea to FWC A Victorian wealth management firm is facing a pregnancy discrimination claim over its sacking of a female employee attempting to return to work just months after giving birth, despite the company having previously agreed to helping her return to work.
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Home grown talent promoted to 29 new leadership positions at Maurice Blackburn National plaintiff law firm Maurice Blackburn has announced its largest ever round of promotions for 29 senior lawyers who are moving to principal, special counsel, senior associate and associate positions from 1 July, 2013.
Monday, 24 June 2013
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Qld behind other states on legionella monitoring Queensland needs more comprehensive testing and monitoring for potential legionella risks to bring the State's hospitals in line with other states, says Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Friday, 21 June 2013
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District Court proceedings filed for family of Mitchell Sweeney Law firm Maurice Blackburn has launched legal proceedings on behalf of the family of Mitchell Sweeney, who died in 2010 whilst installing foil insulation in a home in North Queensland.
Friday, 14 June 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Swinburne caught red handed over moves to cut staff conditions – college ordered to pay costs Melbourne's Swinburne University's attempt to slash staff working conditions by introducing a secret non-union agreement at its subsidiary, Swinburne College Pty Ltd, has failed.
Friday, 14 June 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
US gene patent ruling opens doors for Australian appeal A landmark judgment delivered overnight by the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that human genes cannot be patented. The decision has implications for the Australian case over the BRCA1 cancer gene patent being fought by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Victorian motorcyclists to fill gaps and reduce crash risks Allowing motorcyclists to "filter" through slow or stationary traffic reduced the crash rate of riders by up to six times according to a European motorcycle accident study (MAIDS), and Victorian riders are now also set to benefit from a pro-filtering road safety awareness push.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Potential class action against Newcrest mining Law firm Maurice Blackburn is investigating a shareholder class action against Newcrest Mining Limited for potential breaches of continuous disclosure laws.