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HTMLAustralian Class Action Settlements Declined Due to Substantial Detriment to Class Members
John Emmerig, Joshua Kang, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016
The applicants and class members were investors in forestry plantation managed investment schemes that failed. Originally three inter-related class actions were commenced on 22 December 2011 in relation to schemes from 2007, 2008 and 2009. In one proceeding, the claims were made against the two...

 

HTMLAustralian Court Stops Class Action from Obtaining U.S. Courts' Assistance for Oral Depositions
John Emmerig, Michael Legg, Anthony Muratore; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 2016
In Jones v Treasury Wine Estates Limited [2016] FCAFC 59, Justices Gilmour, Foster and Beach were required to rule on an interlocutory application in class action proceedings filed by the respondent, Treasury Wine Estates ("TWE"), seeking orders in the nature of anti-suit injunctions in...

 

HTMLEmployer with a Single Employee Held Not to Be a "Small Business Employer" for the Purpose of Unfair Dismissal Claim Where Employees of an Associated Entity Are Taken into Account
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Facts. In Pretorius v Gardens of Italy Pty Ltd [2016] FWC 2503 (22 April 2016), the applicant (Mr Pretorius) brought an unfair dismissal claim against his former employer ("Gardens") under section 394 of the FWA. The former employer objected to the application on a number of grounds,...

 

HTMLEmployer Granted Permission for Legal Representation in Unfair Dismissal Case Where Employer's In-House Representative Is Also Required to Appear as a Witness
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Factual Background. In Wilcox v Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd [2016] FWC 2359, the Fair Work Commission ("FWC") considered the operation of section 596 of the FWA in the context of an unfair dismissal claim made by the applicant (Wilcox) against the respondent employer (Holcim). At a...

 

HTMLAustralian Court Holds U.S. Online Company Liable for Breach of Australian Consumer Law
Prudence Smith, Nicolas Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on May 2016
The Federal Court of Australia has held that United States company Valve Corporation, through its online gaming platform, engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations to Australian consumers. The Court determined Valve violated the consumer guarantees...

 

HTMLDangers of Unilaterally Altering the Position of an Employee Who Exercises a Workplace Right: Federal Circuit Court Orders Significant Payout in Tiy Loy decisions
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 2016
In the Cai v Tiy Loy & Co Ltd decisions, the Federal Circuit Court imposed significant compensation orders and penalties on an employer that moved an employee to a part-time role because the employee sought to exercise his right to access a workers' compensation scheme. The decisions serve as a...

 

HTMLCourts Impose Harsh Penalties Against Companies and Director Found to Have Taken Adverse Action and Underpaid Foreign Workers
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Factual Background. In Fair Work Ombudsman v Konsulteq Pty Ltd & Ors [2015] FCCA 182, the first and second respondents, Konsulteq Pty Ltd ("Konsulteq") and Konsulteq Upskilling and Training Services Pty Ltd ("KUTS"), were in the business of providing IT services and...

 

HTMLCorporate and Business Rescue in Australia: Insolvency Law Reform Process Continues as Government Releases Proposals Paper
Roger Dobson, Katie Higgins, Kai Luck; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on May 2016
On 7 December 2015, the Australian Government released its "National Innovation and Science Agenda" ("Agenda"). In the Agenda, the Government outlined its intention to make three significant reforms to Australia's insolvency laws, adopting the recommendations of the Productivity...

 

HTMLNow Businesses Should Assess Their Exposure in Australia
Prudence Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2016, previously published on May 2016
In a series of developments, the Australian Competition regulator (the ACCC) has cemented its reputation as an aggressive regulator of the competition laws. In just the last few weeks, the ACCC has obtained tens of millions of dollars in penalties for violations of the Australian competition...

 

HTMLDisclosure of Litigation Funding Agreements in Australian Class Actions
John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 2016
In Coffs Harbour City Council v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (trading as ANZ Investment Bank) [2016] FCA 306, Justice Rares was required to rule on interlocutory applications for disclosure of the redacted portions of litigation funding agreements entered into by the applicants,...

 


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