Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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Development of national plan to tackle elder abuse a vital step in protecting older Australians The Federal Government’s announcement today of a national plan to tackle elder abuse has been welcomed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers as a vital step to protect older Australians.
Thursday, 15 February 2018
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End of the road for failed City Pacific mortgage tycoons The High Court of Australia has today put an end to claims by former City Pacific Ltd CEO, Phil Sullivan, and his senior lieutenants that they should be excused from repaying tens of millions of dollars lost by the failed Gold Coast-based City Pacific First Mortgage Fund, as a result of their governance contraventions and mismanagement.
Monday, 5 February 2018
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Calls for greater transparency on hospital complications data a welcome step for patient safety Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed calls from the Grattan Institute for greater transparency in the reporting and publication of hospital complications, saying the availability of such data would enable patients and practitioners to make more informed choices about hospital care and improve safety.
Friday, 2 February 2018
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Poker machine case decision A Federal Court judgment today on a landmark pro-bono poker machine case has found that while poker machine design features are not legally misleading and deceptive, the full impacts of such features in fuelling gambling addiction remain unclear.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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Decision to be handed down Friday in landmark poker machine legal case A decision will be handed down this Friday on the landmark pro-bono poker machine case being brought on behalf of former gambling addict Shonica Guy against Crown Melbourne and Aristocrat Technologies.
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
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Productivity Commission report shows serious patient safety incidents remain a concern for many states A report on public hospitals has identified a welcome national decline in sentinel events that cause serious harm to patients, but rates of inpatient suicides, incidents involving retained instruments or other material after surgery and maternal deaths continued to raise serious patient safety concerns, according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Monday, 22 January 2018
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Mandatory insurance calls for ASX-listed companies Andrew Watson, the National Head of Class Actions and a Director of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, has called for mandated levels of directors and officers (D&O) insurance for companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Monday, 15 January 2018
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Volkswagen and Audi fold for Canadian emissions scandal customers but still ignore Australian customers. Global vehicle giant Volkswagen, the company that unleashed one of the greatest motoring scandals of all time on consumers across the globe with its Dieselgate emissions cheating devices, has agreed to further compensate Canadian motorists while continuing to snub Australians that have been affected by the same scandal.