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Media companies challenge landmark defamation ruling over Facebook comments
Defamation August 20, 2019 12:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group of media companies are appealing a groundbreaking defamation ruling that found they are liable for third-party comments made on their Facebook pages. Fairfax […]

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Court to hear a2 Milk trade mark appeals together
Intellectual Property August 20, 2019 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court will hear two high-stakes trade mark appeals by the a2 Milk Company together, after IP Australia delegates found two marks containing “a2”, which is a protein found in cow’s milk, were not inherently adapted to distinguish its products.

Case against NSW Ports docked while ACCC matter sails on
Competition & Consumer Protection August 19, 2019 9:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports has been stayed while a similar case brought by the competition regulator over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement to […]

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A2 files another court challenge after ‘a2 milk’ trade mark rejected
Intellectual Property August 15, 2019 3:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The a2 Milk Company has launched a second court challenge in as many months to a ruling from IP Australia, after rival Lion Dairy successfully […]

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Hytera can’t blame Motorola for not alerting it to source code theft sooner
Intellectual Property August 14, 2019 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hytera can’t point the finger at Motorola for not alerting it to the alleged theft of the US telco’s source code by former employees sooner, […]

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Lawyerly ranks the top law firms for class actions
Business of Law August 12, 2019 9:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Eleven law firms reign supreme in the legal market for class actions in Australia, with ten or more class actions on their plates, and two […]

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Big 6 dominate class action defence, but plenty of work to go around
Business of Law August 12, 2019 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Many commercial dispute resolution groups in Australia are getting a boost from class action defence work, as more parties get dragged into increasingly complex representative […]

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Jailed lawyer Brody Clarke seen as ‘young hotshot’ at Atanaskovic Hartnell, judge says
Legal Ethics August 9, 2019 11:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Jailed solicitor and fraudster Brody Clarke was not the mediocre, junior lawyer his boss at Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell made him out to be, […]

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UGL settles shareholder class action over $900M Ichthys LNG project
Class Actions August 9, 2019 4:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Engineering company UGL has reached an in-principle settlement in a class action alleging it kept shareholders in the dark about problems with a $900 million […]

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Burford Capital’s accounting practices targeted by US short-seller
Business of Law August 8, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Burford Capital has come under fire by a US short-seller which claims the litigation funder has engaged in misleading accounting practices and is a “poor […]

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