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Judge denies climate change challenge to NSW mine expansion
Energy & Natural Resources June 21, 2018 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An environmental group has lost a bid to halt the expansion of an open cut mine owned by a subsidiary of Peabody Energy on the grounds that the regulatory approval for the project failed to assess its greenhouse gas emissions.

High Court says Milorad Trkulja can sue Google for defamation
Defamation June 13, 2018 3:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court of Australia ruled Wednesday that Google can be sued for defamation by a man whose image popped up in an internet search of ‘Melbourne criminal underworld’.

Google, Unlockd will head to trial in Australia first
Competition & Consumer Protection June 8, 2018 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia will be the battleground for the first trial in an abuse-of-dominance case against Google by digital advertising startup Unlockd, and expert competition judge John Middleton will be eagerly presiding.

Judge adds Google LLC to injunction in Unlockd case
Competition & Consumer Protection June 5, 2018 5:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a competition case against Google by mobile advertising startup Unlockd has extended a temporary injunction to the search engine giant’s US arm.

High Court lets stand Pfizer’s early discovery win
Intellectual Property June 4, 2018 10:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected a bid by biopharmaceutical company Samsung Bioepis Australia to challenge a ruling granting Pfizer preliminary discovery for a potential patent infringement case over autoimmune drug Enbrel.

Unlockd and loaded: A startup takes on Google
Analysis June 1, 2018 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Unlockd’s case against Google is the first action in Australia to test a revamped law prohibiting misuse of market power, and one of the first private cases in the world to challenge Google’s dominance in court. For both sides, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Unlockd wins bid to stop Google blocking app in Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection May 31, 2018 11:55 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Mobile advertising startup Unlockd won a temporary injunction from the Federal Court Thursday barring Google from blocking its app in Australia until further hearing, in the first case to test revamped misuse of market power laws.

Jobs Minister Michaelia Cash to fight AWU subpoena in raids case
Employment May 30, 2018 10:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash vowed Thursday to challenge a subpoena ordered by the Federal Court to appear as a witness in a case over last year’s raids on the offices of the Australian Workers’ Union.

‘Sham’ enterprise agreements a no-go, says Full Federal Court
Employment May 25, 2018 10:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court on Friday dismissed an appeal of a ruling that barred a labour hire company from entering into an enterprise agreement with a small group of employees that covered a larger, more diverse workforce.

AWU faces court action for keeping lapsed members registered
Employment May 22, 2018 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Registered Organisations Commissioner has filed Federal Court proceedings against the Australian Workers’ Union, alleging the union broke the law by failing to keep an accurate register of its members.