Friday, 16 March 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
VW surrenders on cheat mode results – Trial update A bombshell has been dropped on the final days of the Maurice Blackburn-led Dieselgate class action trial, with the vehicle giant finally conceding that their vehicles in question fail the required emissions standards tests unless operating in cheat mode - known internally within Volkswagen as ‘customer’ or ‘comfort’ mode.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
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Feds go for lowest common denominator approach in delivering redress for abuse survivors Lawyers for abuse survivors say the Federal Government have gone for the lowest common denominator approach to secure sign-up for the national redress scheme, with the Government today conceding that any Senate push to address abuse survivor concerns and lift compensation amounts would be overridden by state agreements.
Friday, 9 March 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
All states and institutions must now follow NSW and Victoria’s lead and commit to the national redress scheme Lawyers who represent abuse survivors have today welcomed New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria’s commitment to sign on to the national redress scheme, saying the time had now come for all other states to also do the right thing by survivors in joining scheme.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
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Disenfranchised Retail Food Group investors to take action After watching the market capitalisation of Retail Food Group (RFG) lose well over $550 million since reports of widespread problems within the franchise leviathan were exposed late last year, investors will now be able to hold the company to account for failing to disclose its unsustainable franchise model.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
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New laws will help child abuse survivors seek justice Maurice Blackburn Lawyers says child abuse survivors will have greater access to justice after the Victorian Government today introduced new laws to overturn an unfair loophole that prevented survivors from suing some organisations for their abuse.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Social media platforms must be held to account for harm caused by cyber bullying and violence New laws that would see big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter liable for harm caused by cyber bullying and violence are urgently needed to ensure social media platforms have a strong financial incentive to stamp out harmful behaviour online; Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will tell a Senate inquiry on cyber bullying.
Monday, 5 March 2018
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Time to come clean VW – Australian Dieselgate trial begins The global Volkswagen emissions scandal that has hit around 100,000 affected Australian motorists will face trial today, as the Maurice Blackburn-led class action against the international and local arms of the motoring giant begins.
Monday, 26 February 2018
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Unacceptable hazing rituals have no place in Australian universities Horrific allegations of college campus hazing exposed today have again highlighted an urgent need for improved standards in governance and a change in attitudes towards dealing with harassment and inappropriate behaviour at Australian universities, according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
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.