Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Breast cancer gene patent test case win: High Court of Australia rules patent is invalid In a landmark test case, the High Court of Australia has today unanimously upheld an appeal in the breast and ovarian cancer gene patent test case of Yvonne Darcy v Myriad Genetics Inc, bringing to an end a five year fight over the validity of a patent over the isolated BRCA1 gene.
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements - Leader
Call to improve safety for childcare workers MORE than 300 workers are seriously injured every year in childcare centres and preschools throughout Victoria.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements - The Age
Anti-war protesters eye legal action over allegations they were assaulted and stripped by ADF personnel Anti-war protesters have moved to sue Australian Defence Force personnel over allegations they were assaulted, blindfolded and stripped naked while trespassing on a highly sensitive military facility off Victoria's coast.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Anti-war protestors to sue Defence Force for assault Three anti-war protestors who say they were assaulted by Australian Defence Force personnel while protesting on Victoria’s Swan Island last October have today taken the first step in legal action over the alleged attack.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Maurice Blackburn welcomes Vic Govt introduction of lane filtering to ease congestion and improve safety Road safety advocates Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will introduce lane filtering across the State from November.
Friday, 25 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Maurice Blackburn announces investigation into potential Australian consumer law action against Volkswagen Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today announced an investigation into a potential Australian consumer law action against Volkswagen, following allegations diesel cars overseas have been impacted by software that allowed Volkswagen to cheat emissions tests.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
7-Eleven wage scandal highlights need for tougher laws on franchisors The systematic wage exploitation of 7-Eleven workers around Australia has highlighted the need for law reform to hold franchisors responsible for their franchisees’ mistreatment of workers, according to employment law experts Maurice Blackburn.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements - ABC News
7-Eleven workers need visa protection for speaking out over exploitation: Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Convenience store chain 7-Eleven will get away with underpaying thousands of workers if staff are not offered visa protection for speaking out, a leading law firm has said.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements - The Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Turnbull urged to intervene in 7-Eleven wage abuse scandal Class action law firm Maurice Blackburn has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urging him to offer amnesty to 7-Eleven workers affected by the company's wages scandal, saying it is a national scandal that threatens to become an international scandal.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Visa amnesty needed for 7-Eleven workers – new pro bono legal support service launched for exploited workers Attempts to rectify widespread underpayment of 7-Eleven workers will fail unless the Federal Government allows a visa amnesty for affected staff, says employment law experts Maurice Blackburn.
Friday, 18 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Maurice Blackburn scoops two national law awards for excellence in class actions and staff wellbeing Maurice Blackburn’s outstanding class actions record plus the firm’s innovative staff wellbeing program on vicarious trauma have been recognised in two Lawyer’s Weekly National Australian Law Awards.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Curtin University sued for short-changing staff on fixed term contracts Curtin University in WA is facing Federal Court action in Perth for its extraordinary over-use of consecutive fixed-term contracts with one long-term university employee on 24 consecutive fixed term contracts.