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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions March 26, 2020 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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BHP wins appeal of unfair dismissal finding for worker over sex toy prank
Employment March 25, 2020 4:32 pm By Alison Eveleigh

BHP has successfully appealed a Fair Work Commission decision that found the mining giant had unfairly dismissed a worker after she placed a sex toy […]

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ACCC allows supermarkets to join forces to combat panic buying
Competition & Consumer Protection March 24, 2020 7:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the go-ahead for supermarkets to work together immediately to ensure consumers have access to fresh food and […]

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Judge OKs $42.5M Cash Converters settlement, plaintiffs firm to pocket $12.4M
Class Actions March 24, 2020 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has signed off on a $42.5 million settlement of a class action against Cash Converters, brought on behalf of consumers that look out […]

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Bitter dispute: Australian Olympic Committee hits beer maker with IP suit
Intellectual Property March 23, 2020 10:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Olympic Committee has taken a local microbrewery to court for allegedly violating its intellectual property by featuring the AOC coat of arms on […]

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Monsanto faces third class action, as fight to lead litigation escalates
Exclusive March 23, 2020 4:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A fight to lead a class action against Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller Roundup is on foot, with a third class action soon to […]

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Judge orders graphic warning for Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh products
Class Actions March 6, 2020 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to include a graphic warning on the patient information leaflets and instructions for use that accompany four of its […]

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Club denied funding takes legal action in ‘sports rorts’ scandal
Sports March 5, 2020 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has taken legal action on behalf of a sports club which missed out on funding from a $100 million grants program, […]

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Judge keeps competition case against NSW Ports anchored
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2020 5:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A maritime development company has failed in its bid to resume its competition lawsuit against NSW Ports, with the Federal Court ordering that the proceedings […]

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Judge scolds parties for delaying funder’s landmark appeal by three months
Appeals March 5, 2020 1:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has had its appeal of a groundbreaking ruling that put it on the hook for security for costs in a Fair […]

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