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IP, consumer challenge to union campaign could raise freedom of speech concerns, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection July 11, 2019 3:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

The NRMA’s bid to restrain the maritime union’s campaign over the safety and employment standards of Sydney’s fast ferry services on the grounds that it […]

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Law firms can push on with separate class actions against CBA under cooperation deal
Class Actions July 10, 2019 8:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

Rival law firms Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald will be allowed to work together without consolidating their separate shareholder class actions against the Commonwealth […]

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Group members set to get nothing in St Patrick’s Day bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions July 9, 2019 4:16 pm By Amelia Birnie

A settlement has been reached in the second of four St Patrick’s Day bushfire class actions filed by Maddens Lawyers, under which energy distributor PowerCor […]

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ACCC loses case against Woolworths over ‘eco’ plate claims
Competition & Consumer Protection July 5, 2019 9:28 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost a consumer case against Woolworths, with the Federal Court finding the supermarket giant’s  environmental claims for its […]

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Debt-laden fintech Squirrel can’t block receiver appointment
Restructuring & Insolvency July 2, 2019 9:17 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to grant an injunction stopping the appointment of receivers to Australian cloud-based superannuation fund manager Squirrel Ltd, describing the company’s financial […]

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Clive Palmer’s co. faces setback in winding up battle over Queensland time-share scheme
Restructuring & Insolvency June 25, 2019 4:54 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to separately hear an application by a Clive Palmer-controlled company to wind up a time-share scheme at Queensland’s Palmer Coolum Resort, […]

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Domino’s hit with underpayment class action
Class Actions June 25, 2019 1:31 pm By Amelia Birnie

Domino’s Pizza says it will defend a class action filed against it on behalf of thousands of delivery drivers and in-store workers who were allegedly […]

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Britax loses booster seat patent opposition after contradicting its own application
Intellectual Property July 9, 2019 4:57 pm By Amelia Birnie

British child safety product manufacturer Britax has lost its opposition to an Australian competitor’s patent for a lightweight child booster seat, after contradicting inventiveness claims […]

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Combustible cladding defendants may drag engineers, certifiers into class action
Class Actions July 8, 2019 8:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

German-based cladding manufacturer 3A Composites has foreshadowed potential cross claims against third party engineers and certifiers in one of two class actions brought over allegedly […]

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Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet seeks urgent hearing to lift suspension
Legal Ethics June 27, 2019 3:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

Colourful Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet is seeking an urgent hearing to lift an “emergency” suspension imposed by the NSW Bar Association to allow him to […]

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