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Fitness Feud

Breaking a Sweat Over Business: The Fitness Feud of the Decade

Breaking a Sweat Over Business: The Fitness Feud of the Decade Aussie fitness sensation Cass Olholm isn’t just breaking a sweat in her workouts but also in court! Flexing her legal muscles, Cass recently delivered a knockout punch to her former employer, Bikini Body Training Company. In the red corner, we have the globally recognized …

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Is Contract Law Civil Or Criminal?

Contract law falls within civil law legislation and is subject to civil proceedings. Civil law proceedings comprise areas of law such as Family law, wills, contracts law, etc. Civil law involves people against people and looks to provide a remedy for individuals so they can enforce private rights against other individuals. Criminal law on the …

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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? 👍 How an Emoji Changed Contract Law

Imagine this: You’re buying something big, maybe a car. After some discussion, the seller sends you a photo of the written agreement. You reply with a “thumbs-up” emoji. Most of us would see this as a casual gesture of acknowledgment. But in a recent Canadian court case, that single emoji was deemed enough to finalize …

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Section 73 of the Civil Procedure Act: enforcing settlement

Transfer of property from trustee to beneficiary and asset protection Depending on your personal circumstances, having an asset protection strategy in place that involves a family trust, fixed trust or unit trust can be pivotal in protecting your investment properties and estate, as well as potentially access a transfer duty exemption or concession when transferring …

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Commercial Contract Law Submarine

Whatever floats your…submarine

Australia backs out of contract with French company Naval Group In 2016, Australia signed a contract with French company Naval Group to supply Australia with 12 diesel-electric Barracuda submarines over a 25 year period. In mid-September 2021, Australia unceremoniously withdrew from its contract with France and signed a new defence treaty with the United Kingdom …

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Remedies from rescission to restitution

Rescission Nature of the Remedy (general) Rescission is the reversal of a transaction so that each party is restored to its original position. Rescission is a remedy of both the common law and equity. Common law rescission is confined to contracts, but rescission in equity extends to gifts and other transactions. Rescission and termination (void …

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