NSW Courts Articles

Unlawful Removal of Testicle

It seems the exorbitant cost of medical treatment in NSW has caused one man to take drastic action. A 52-year-old Port Macquarie man suffering the effects of being kicked in the ‘family jewels’ by a horse – and being unable to afford the recommended procedure – decided to find a more affordable option. In early May,… Read more »

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Justice for Workers: 7-Eleven Ordered to Pay More Than $400k

A Brisbane businessman will have to pay more than $400,000 after a court found he had been grossly underpaying workers at his West End 7-Eleven convenience store. Sheng-Chieh Lo, who owns a store at the centre of a wider investigation into systemic exploitation of workers by 7-Eleven, has been penalised $68,058 personally, and his company,… Read more »

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I’m Gonna Kill Him! Threats Made Through Third Parties

By Matthew Drogemuller and Ugur Nedim Intimidation-type offences have been enacted to prohibit the making of threats towards the personal safety of others. For instance, section 60(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) makes it an offence to assault, throws a missile at, stalk, harass or intimidate a police officer who is in the execution… Read more »

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No Court for You! Facebook Litigant May Be Banned from Suing

The NSW Attorney-General has applied to have a Sydney man declared a ‘vexatious litigant’ after he launched numerous and repeated court actions against his neighbours, leaving them with tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills. Nader Mohareb is best known for legal action against his Scotland Island neighbour Matthew Palmer, who he sued for… Read more »

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US vs Australia Battle Over the Ugg Boot: Should Our Government Protect Its Aussie Identity?

What’s in a name? Plenty if you ask the two footwear companies engaged in a David vs Goliath legal battle over the name ‘Ugg’. One of the businesses heading to court in the United States is a small Sydney manufacturing company that has been making Ugg boots since the early 1990s. It’s opponent is giant… Read more »

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Fraud on the Rise in NSW

While most categories of crime in NSW have fallen, our state has experienced a significant rise in fraud cases. Statistics published by the NSW Bureau of Crime and Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) suggest that the total number of fraud offences in 2013 and 2014 was 98,647, up 7.5% on the previous 24 month period. Definition… Read more »

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