A shareholder class action led by Bannister Law against sandalwood oil producer Quintis will be absorbed by rival law firm Gadens in a consolidation agreement that ends a battle over the competing cases.
The corporate cop’s case against Westpac over allegedly irresponsible lending practices will go to trial after the Federal Court rejected the bank’s $35 million settlement.
Google and Facebook should be regulated given the potential they have to wield their monopoly powers in ways that would harm consumers, the ACCC said in its highly anticipated preliminary report into the digital platforms.
The competition watchdog is taking NSW Ports to court alleging a 50-year agreement with the state, signed when Port Botany and Port Kembla were privatised five years ago, was anti-competitive.
Maurice Blackburn stands to walk away with $5.8 million for its work on a consumer class action against Cash Converters that resulted in a $16.4 million settlement.
The Commonwealth has urged the court to strike out the “inconsistent” pleadings of pharmaceutical firms Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb in a patent case over the antipsychotic drug Abilify, calling them a “scandal” which could bring disrepute to the administration of justice.
Defending against a fourth trade mark infringement lawsuit by the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has told a court all of its Scotch Whisky was distilled in Scotland, and it has the paperwork to prove it.
IOOF’s chairman and CEO are stepping down to defend against a Federal Court action by Australia’s financial regulator seeking to have them, along with three other executives of the embattled wealth manager, disqualified from acting as superannuation trustees.
Penthouse publisher Damien Costas has lost a dispute related to fees he allegedly owes a publicist for the book tours of far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and Brexit architect Nigel Farage, after a judge found Costas’ solicitors had failed to effect proper service.
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