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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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Judges shoot down last-minute bid to amend Adani native title appeal
Appeals June 5, 2019 12:12 pm By Amelia Birnie

A group of Indigenous Australians opposed to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland have lost an eleventh hour bid to add extra grounds to their […]

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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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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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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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Botox alternatives likened to ‘iPhone accessories’ as trade mark trial kicks off
Intellectual Property June 3, 2019 11:24 pm By Amelia Birnie

In its opening submissions in a trade mark case brought by Botox maker Allergan, Australian cosmetics brand Self Care compared its used of the word […]

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Piper Alderman says costs breach in KPMG class action ‘obviously accidental’
Class Actions May 31, 2019 2:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

Piper Alderman has urged a judge to excuse its “obviously accidental” breach of legal profession costs regulations in its Discovery Metals investor class action against […]

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Judge hits funder-backed Appco class action with costs despite ‘no costs’ rule
Class Actions May 31, 2019 5:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has hit the applicant in a sham contracting class action against Appco with costs for forcing the company to file a defence to […]

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Iluka class action lands new funder, but $1.25M security outstanding
Class Actions May 30, 2019 8:49 pm By Amelia Birnie

The applicants in the Iluka Resources shareholder class action have been given a two month extension to provide a $1.25 million security for costs, after […]

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Motorola accuses Hytera of ‘industrial espionage on a grand scale’
Intellectual Property May 30, 2019 8:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

Motorola has slammed Hytera for engaging in “industrial espionage on a grand scale”, after more than a thousand Motorola-branded documents were found in the possession […]

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