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WA parliament to introduce new class actions regime
Class Actions June 24, 2019 9:12 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Western Australian parliament will this week introduce a new class actions regime modelled on the federal scheme, in a move the state Attorney-General says […]

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Landowners above Sydney Metro tunnel can claim compensation before digging complete
Transportation & Infrastructure June 24, 2019 8:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

Landowners above the Sydney Metro underground tunnel will be allowed to claim compensation before construction is complete, with a court also preparing to consider potential […]

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Ex-James Estate Wines boss takes another shot at ANZ in $14M dispute
Restructuring & Insolvency June 20, 2019 9:27 pm By Amelia Birnie

Failed winemaker David James has launched a fresh bid to overturn a $14 million judgment for ANZ against him, telling a court he is still […]

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Second combustible cladding class action targets panel supplier Fairview
Product Liability June 18, 2019 1:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

A second combustible cladding class action has been launched, this time against Fairview Architectural, the Australian manufacturer of Vitrabond polyethylene cladding, which it claims has […]

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Judge has ‘no sympathy’ for ACCC’s attempt to block Ultra Tune appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection June 17, 2019 4:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Ultra Tune has been given the go-ahead to challenge a $2.6 million penalty for alleged breaches of franchising and consumer laws, after a judge said […]

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Lottoland sues ACMA after jackpot betting services ruled unlawful
Media June 7, 2019 9:31 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lottoland has commenced proceedings against the Australian Communications and Media Authority, after the watchdog found that the lottery website’s jackpot betting services, including US Millions […]

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Piper Alderman partner rejected offer to leave on a ‘dignified basis’, court told
Business of Law June 3, 2019 9:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

A senior Piper Alderman partner who has launched a sex discrimination case against the law firm rejected “reasonable settlement offers” that would have allowed her […]

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Class action might not yield ‘true value’ of RoundUp claims, plaintiff lawyer warns
Product Liability June 5, 2019 3:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The law firm running the first Australian cancer case against RoundUp weedkiller producer Monsanto has questioned whether victims would get the “true value” of their […]

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Horse vaccine class action gets chance to add sample group member to bring ‘valid’ consumer claim
Class Actions June 4, 2019 9:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

Noting the relevant three-year limitations provision was “quite unusal”, the judge overseeing a consumer class action against horse vaccine manufacturer Zoetis has given the class […]

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Monsanto faces first Australian lawsuit over RoundUp weedkiller
Product Liability June 4, 2019 8:53 pm By Amelia Birnie

Melbourne-based Carbone Lawyers has filed the first Australian lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto linking the company’s popular weedkiller RoundUp to cancer. Michael Ogalirolo, 54, contracted […]

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