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Judge slams Copyright Agency’s $32.5M interim request from universities as ‘absurd’ and ‘unfair’
Intellectual Property May 9, 2019 2:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

A group of 39 of Australia’s largest universities has managed to avoid paying its full $32.5 million annual fee to Copyright Agency Ltd, while a […]

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Oil spill class action trial delayed by expert evidence filed ‘without leave, without notice’
Class Actions May 6, 2019 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Montarra oil spill class action trial has been pushed back by two weeks, following the filing of late expert evidence by the applicants “without leave, […]

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Ex-PPB Advisory liquidator gets 7 years’ jail for $800,000 fraud
Restructuring & Insolvency May 3, 2019 9:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former PPB Advisory liquidator has been jailed for seven years for embezzling $800,000 from defunct property development company Neolido Holdings Pty Ltd. Brisbane-based David […]

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Forge class action judge stands firm despite being warned of ‘real risk’ to trial date
Class Actions May 3, 2019 2:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to contemplate delays to the long-running investor class action against defunct engineering and construction company Forge Group, as lawyers for some of […]

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Swim company Jump! defeats franchisee’s case over schools that were never built
Franchise May 13, 2019 2:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

A Sydney franchisee who claimed he sunk more than $160,000 into two swim schools that were never built has lost his case for damages against […]

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Ultra Tune’s excuse for missing appeal deadline doesn’t wash, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection May 7, 2019 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The consumer regulator wants a court to throw out Ultra Tune’s appeal of a $2.6 million penalty, after the national car repair franchise filed its […]

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Judge refuses to toss proportionate liability defence in Sydney light rail class action
Class Actions May 3, 2019 9:27 pm By Amelia Birnie

The NSW Government has successfully added a proportionate liability claim against two contractors to its defence in the Sydney light rail nuisance class action, over […]

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Landlords lose multi-million dollar appeal over Myer’s Chadstone Shopping Centre lease
Real Estate May 7, 2019 6:23 pm By Amelia Birnie

An appeals court has criticised the ‘weak’ legal position of the owners of Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, throwing out their multi-million dollar appeal of […]

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Property developers accused of ‘gaming the system’ at GST class action trial
Class Actions May 1, 2019 10:58 pm By Amelia Birnie

Multiple Canberra property developers have been accused of deliberately trying to avoid repaying GST to home buyers at the outset of a class action trial […]

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Hanson-Young defends TV comment that ‘men behave like morons and pigs’
Trials April 30, 2019 5:57 pm By Amelia Birnie

Facing cross-examination on the second day of her defamation hearing against former Senator David Leyonhjelm, Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young denied she suggested all men were […]

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