2014

Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Maurice Blackburn announces 39 new appointments and promotions Thirty-nine lawyers from across the country have been promoted to new positions commencing from July 1 2014, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers announced today.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
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Shareholder class action filed against Treasury Wine Estates In what is the only securities class action to be filed in Australia this year, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers today began a class action case against Treasury Wine Estates over the late disclosure of a $190 million write-down in 2013 – a write-down that included a $33 million provision to pour six million bottles of out of date wine down the drain.
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
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Asylum seeker who lost an eye during Manus violence launches legal action against Commonwealth and G4S An asylum seeker who lost his right eye and suffered serious facial injuries after being struck by a rock during the violence at Manus Island in February is taking legal action against the Commonwealth for failing to ensure the safety of people housed in the detention centre.
Friday, 27 June 2014
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Royal Commission welcome: compensation regime must start now for victims of poor financial advice from Commonwealth Financial Planning Ltd An independent and transparent compensation regime is needed for victims of negligent financial advice from Commonwealth Bank financial planners, according to law firm Maurice Blackburn which has acted for dozens of affected investors.
Monday, 23 June 2014
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Lawyers for Essendon seek court injunction to stop ASADA investigation Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, on behalf of the Essendon Football Club, will today file an application in the Federal Court for an urgent injunction to halt the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) investigation into the club.
Thursday, 19 June 2014
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Muckaty station nuclear waste dump will not go ahead: Aboriginal Traditional Owners succeed in legal challenge Plans to build a nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal land at Muckaty Station near Tennant Creek will not go ahead after the Commonwealth agreed not to act upon the nomination of the site by the Northern Land Council (NLC).
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
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Lawyers for Essendon seek urgent court hearing over ASADA investigation Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, acting on behalf of the Essendon Football Club, will ask the Federal Court for an expedited hearing of its case concerning the legality of the ASADA investigation.
Monday, 16 June 2014
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Court date sought to release Australian-born baby from detention Lawyers will today head to court again for the next round in the fight to release an Australian-born baby from detention.
Monday, 16 June 2014
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Government must end its cruel policy of night-time removal of asylum-seeker families to Christmas Island Lawyers acting for Australian born-babies say the Federal government has escalated a policy of sudden night-time removals of families to remote Christmas Island, as part of its plan to close down mainland detention centres.
Friday, 6 June 2014
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Australia’s fourth cartel class action settles today for $38 million Maurice Blackburn's long-running air-cargo cartel class action has concluded, with a $38 million settlement being officially approved by the Federal Court today.
Friday, 6 June 2014
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Government’s payment plan for disabled workers ‘another attack’ on the most vulnerable Employment law firm Maurice Blackburn, which is running a discrimination class action on behalf of thousands of underpaid intellectually disabled workers, has raised grave concerns about the Federal Government's recent move to legislate a payment scheme that will see the workers paid just half of what they would receive if the court case is successful.
Friday, 6 June 2014
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SP AusNet blames victims of the 2009 Black Saturday Kilmore-East Kinglake bushfire trial as closing submissions begin today Victoria's longest running class action, the trial against SP AusNet over the 2009 Black Saturday Kilmore-East Kinglake bushfire that claimed 119 lives, is drawing to a conclusion after more than 16 months in court.