Maurice Blackburn Media Statements

Friday, 28 October 2016
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IOOF case against Maurice Blackburn dismissed A Supreme Court action brought by listed financial advice company IOOF against Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has been resolved with both parties agreeing to walk away without costs.
Friday, 28 October 2016
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Licensing scheme likely to help stop worker exploitation Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has welcomed a decision by the Victorian Government to introduce a licensing scheme to better regulate the scandal-plagued labour hire industry.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
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Key class action development to drive down costs The Federal Court has today handed down one of the most significant decisions in recent class action history, approving ‘common fund’ orders which are expected to increase access to justice and decrease costs for claimants.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
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Landmark lawsuit filed against pokies industry in Federal Court A landmark pro-bono legal action that is set to highlight the deceptive and misleading behaviour of electronic gaming machine manufacturers, designers and venues has today been filed in the Federal Court by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Monday, 17 October 2016
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Time for life insurers to get serious about industry reform Today’s federal government announcement that it will establish a statutory body to enforce professional standards for financial advisors has again highlighted the toothless nature of the Financial Services Council’s own code of practice, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Friday, 14 October 2016
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Health shake-up welcome, but patients must come before bureaucracy Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed an overhaul of the Victorian health system but said it remained critical that all solutions for delivering better outcomes remained focussed on justice for victims, survivors and their families.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
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Scathing ASIC life insurance findings show Royal Commission still urgently needed The release of scathing findings by the corporate regulator into life insurance show that a Royal Commission and an enforceable code of conduct are the only ways to clean-up the industry once and for all, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
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Slater & Gordon sued in $250m+ shareholder class action Australia’s number one class actions law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, is today filing what shapes as one of the largest shareholder class action in Australian history – against listed law firm Slater and Gordon (SGH).
Friday, 23 September 2016
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Fireworks in ACCC / Volkswagen Federal Court showdown Lawyers for Volkswagen’s German Head Office have been directed out of the Federal Court today to reconsider their position, after Justice Lindsay Foster described Volkswagen’s conduct as “unacceptable” and “incredibly annoying”, in the case brought by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
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Maurice Blackburn to provide pro bono advice in vilification cases from same-sex marriage plebiscite Maurice Blackburn Lawyers’ social justice practice will provide pro bono advice in cases of vilification that stem from next year’s same-sex marriage plebiscite, the firm has announced today. The firm holds deep concerns about the impacts of any same-sex marriage plebiscite on the LGBTI community.
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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Baby Amelia suffers permanent brain injury in Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital after gas incident The parents of the first baby to be wrongly administered a dangerous gas shortly after birth have spoken for the first time of their love and concern for their daughter. Shortly after her birth, Amelia was given what should have been oxygen, but was later revealed to have been nitrous oxide.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
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Australian regulator ACCC takes Volkswagen to Court In the biggest blow to Volkswagen’s credibility in Australia since having to face a consumer class action from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has today filed Federal Court action against the car giant.