Australian decide overturns tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation

Novak Djokovic from Serbia celebrates the win against Marin Cilic from Croatia in the second game of the Davis Cup semi-finals at the Madrid Arena on December 3, 2021.

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic has won his court battle in Australia after his visa was canceled due to his Covid-19 vaccination status prior to the Australian Open.

Australian federal judge Anthony Kelly read the verdict in a virtual emergency court hearing on Monday. “The court orders as follows: Paragraph 1, the delegate’s decision to cancel the applicant’s subclass 048 visa for temporary activities dated January 6, 2022, is repealed,” he said.

This means that Djokovic’s visa will remain valid. He is released from custody and receives back his passport and other items confiscated in custody.

The 34-year-old Serbian national and world number one was arrested at an immigration office last week after arriving in Melbourne before the Australian Open for allegedly violating the country’s strict entry regulations, which require visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Djokovic, a vocal vaccine skeptic, had his visa revoked and his passport confiscated after customs officials ruled that he did not have adequate medical justification for a vaccination exemption.

Judge Kelly scored points in Djokovic’s defense on Monday, demanding to know what more the athlete could have done to meet Australia’s entry requirements. The government admitted Monday that it did not give Djokovic and his team enough time to respond after informing him of the cancellation of his visa.

But the saga is not over yet – Australia’s immigration minister can still intervene personally and cancel his visa for new reasons. If Minister Alex Hawke decides to take these measures, Djokovic could face another legal battle and a possible ban on tennis in Australia for up to three years.

History sparked the vaccine requirements debate and put Australia’s tough Covid measures in the spotlight, which saw Australians endured some of the longest and strictest bans in the world. While the case enraged Djokovic fans in the country and around the world, many in Australia resisted the idea that a millionaire tennis player might be able to disregard their country’s laws if no one else could was.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison criticized Djokovic, saying “rules are rules”. But, ironically, Judge Kelly’s justification for his decision on Monday was referring to this very statement: “We all play by the same rules. The reason this Secretary of the Interior has agreed to the delegate’s decision in this process.” [to cancel the visa] should be set aside for the reasons given in the notation. In other words: these rules were not followed. “

Corwin Legislation Agency Recordsdata Class Motion Lawsuit towards Occasion Leisure Group, Metropolis of Miami over COVID Cancellation of the 2020 Extremely Music Pageant

MIAMI, April 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Corwin Law, a consumer rights law firm based in Boca Ratonhas filed a class action lawsuit against Event Entertainment Group and the City of Miami on behalf of Florida Residents who bought tickets for the 2020 Ultra Music Festival that was supposed to take place March, 20th – 22, 2020 at Bayfront Park in Miami Beach.

Lawyer Marcus W. Corwin stated that the 2020 festival cancellation was disguised as a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the promise of an expanded package of benefits for the 2021 festival for ticket buyers in lieu of refunds. After the 2021 event was canceled, the event organizers reached out to ticket holders again to make further promises but still no refund.

“It is completely irresponsible for the organizers to withhold refunds for more than two years, and for the City of Miami with no guarantee that this event can take place in 2022 or 2023, “Corwin said.

“This is an abuse of fairness and accepted and proper trading practice,” Corwin continued. “Nobody argues that the festival should have continued, but if it didn’t, the organizers should have refunded the money. If ticket holders want to attend the festival, they can choose and pay on their own terms.” “

After the class action lawsuit with eight counts filed in the Eleventh Judicial District in Miami-Dade County, “Ultra engages in intangible, unfair, and / or misleading trading practices by promoting, offering, and promoting the festival, taking the money from individuals to attend the advertised festival, canceling the festival, and then not allowing ticket buyers to receive it a refund, effectively shifting all of the risks and costs of Ultra’s decision to cancel the event to consumers. “

Gabriella PetrokaThe class representative stated, “As a longtime loyal participant, I am grateful to Ultra for making many amazing memories possible, and I hope Ultra will last for many years to come. However, I also hope Ultra will do the same.” Please consumers by giving us the choice of getting refunds and our own choice of how to use that money and whether or not to attend future events as I believe that, given the indescribable duration, that is the only thing fair result is this ‘shift’. “

Corwin, who has been practicing since 1986, has successfully fought Madonna, Live Nation, AT&T, Comcast, HBO and others, validating the offer to replace old tickets with new tickets for dates that were not confirmed as “totally unacceptable” .

The Corwin lawsuit is filing # 124094995 with the Miami-Dade County, Florida Circuit Civil Division.

This is not a solicitation of an invitation to members of the class to join the litigation. NO CLASS HAS BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE PROMOTION. Until a class is certified, you will not be represented by an attorney unless you keep one. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT.

For further information please contact CORWIN LAW AT [email protected]

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Corwin Law
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