Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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Abused juvenile detainees in class action against NT government Australia’s leading social justice law firm, Maurice Blackburn has commenced a social justice class action on behalf of young people who were abused while being held in the Northern Territory’s youth detention centres.
Friday, 16 December 2016
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Court approves historic class action settlement for workers with intellectual disabilities About 10,000 workers with intellectual disabilities could be paid compensation estimated to exceed $100 million after the Federal Court approved an historic agreement reached between Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and the Federal Government.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
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Bellamy’s creates formula for shareholder class action Maurice Blackburn, Australia’s leading class action firm, has today opened an online registration portal for shareholders that have been hit by the recent shock price drop of baby formula company, Bellamy’s Australia Limited (ASX:BAL).
Friday, 9 December 2016
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Win against police tasering must prompt greater scrutiny A Perth Law School professor and his partner have welcomed today’s finding in the District Court of Western Australia against the three police officers accused of assaulting and tasering them.
Friday, 9 December 2016
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Maurice Blackburn announces appointment of new CEO Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has today announced that Social Justice and Class Actions Principal Jacob Varghese will be appointed as the firm's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 21 April 2017.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
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Ramsay Review interim report confirms urgent need for a superannuation code of practice Recommendations from a key Treasury review into the financial sector’s dispute resolution framework have again confirmed the urgent need for the industry to implement a genuine and binding superannuation code of practice, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
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Court gives go-ahead for record distribution to Black Saturday survivors Justices Forrest and Dixon of the Supreme Court of Victoria have today made rulings approving administration costs in the Black Saturday Bushfire class actions, clearing the way for Maurice Blackburn to distribute nearly $700m in compensation, including to personal injury claimants by the end of 2016, and to persons who suffered economic loss and property damage in early 2017.
Monday, 5 December 2016
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Impacts of unpaid super entitlements significant for consumers seeking insurance access Revelations that almost one third of Australian workers are not being paid proper superannuation entitlements raises serious questions about the impacts of unpaid contributions on people’s ability to access insurance benefits through their superannuation, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Thursday, 1 December 2016
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Vic review to strengthen pokies protections welcome Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement to review protection measures for the state’s poker machines to help reduce the devastating impact of problem gambling.
Friday, 25 November 2016
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Victorian Government declares Christmas Day a public holiday Maurice Blackburn has commended the Victorian Government’s decision to make Christmas Day a public holiday.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
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Vic law changes set to ensure a fairer approach from institutions for survivors of child abuse Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has welcomed new laws to ensure institutions take greater responsibility in preventing and responding to future abuse claims, by forcing institutions responsible to prove they took steps to protect children under their care.
Monday, 14 November 2016
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Bushfire compensation to start flowing – but tax grab leaves sour taste in mouth Money from the record-setting Maurice Blackburn Black Saturday bushfire class actions will start going to survivors before the year’s end, the Supreme Court has heard today.