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‘We have a right to a fair trial’: ANZ criminal cartel defendant slams CDPP’s lack of detail
Competition & Consumer Protection September 25, 2019 3:38 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for former Citigroup executive Stephen Roberts have complained that prosecutors have failed to provide a “shred of material” to explain his alleged involvement in […]

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I can’t believe it’s not milk: Vitasoy wins right to trade mark ‘Growing Milk’ slogan
Intellectual Property September 24, 2019 4:32 pm By Amelia Birnie

Dairy giant Fonterra has lost its bid to stop Vitasoy from registering its slogan ‘Growing Milk Since 1940’ as a trade mark, after unsuccessfully arguing […]

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Qld Law Group wants excessive fees class action shut down over applicant’s apparent sale of litigation rights
Class Actions September 23, 2019 1:51 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Queensland law firm at the centre of a class action over legal fees wants the case thrown out as an abuse of process, after […]

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Holding Redlich partner defends ‘good lawyer’ reputation at political donations inquiry
Legal Ethics September 18, 2019 9:17 pm By Amelia Birnie

Holding Redlich national managing partner Ian Robertson has defended his reputation as a “good lawyer” while being cross-examined at ICAC over cover-up advice he strenuously […]

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VW settles landmark dieselgate class actions for up to $127M
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:28 am By Amelia Birnie

After four years of litigation, the Volkswagen diesel emissions class actions have reached an in-principle settlement of up to $127.1 million, with affected consumers expected […]

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NSW government points finger at developer in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions October 2, 2019 9:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

The NSW government’s Sydney Olympic Park Authority, which is facing a class action brought by owners of apartments at the troubled Opal Tower, has laid […]

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Businessman Charif Kazal gets last chance to fix ‘incomprehensible’ case against Gilbert + Tobin
Corporate September 24, 2019 7:48 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has given Sydney businessman Charif Kazal a third and final opportunity to replead his “simply incomprehensible” case against Gilbert + Tobin over the […]

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Judge slams APRA case against IOOF as ‘fundamentally inadequate’ and ‘tenuous in the extreme’
Financial Services September 20, 2019 10:04 am By Amelia Birnie

APRA’s purely documentary case against troubled fund manager IOOF has been dismissed by the Federal Court as “unpersuasive”, “fundamentally inadequate” and “tenuous in the extreme”, […]

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Bannister Law told to pipe down from ‘back of the bus’ in VW dieselgate class actions settlement
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Boutique class action firm Bannister Law has been told “not to make too much noise” from its spot at “the back of the bus” in […]

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‘The truth will prevail’: activist short seller Bonitas welcomes Rural Funds legal action
Securities September 13, 2019 1:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

Activist US short seller Bonitas Research has welcomed legal action filed against it by agricultural fund manager Rural Funds Group as a chance for “investors […]

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