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Facing Deloitte cross-claims, Dick Smith execs drag other directors into class action
Class Actions October 3, 2019 10:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Dick Smith executives Nick Abboud and Michael Potts have pointed the finger at the defunct electronics retailer’s other directors in response to cross claims […]

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Nissan may face class action over Pathfinder transmission
Class Actions October 3, 2019 10:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Japanese car maker Nissan is facing the threat of a class action in Australia over the continuously variable transmission in its Pathfinder sports utility vehicle, […]

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ASIC can use PwC partner’s evidence in case against Rio Tinto
ASIC October 3, 2019 8:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won its bid to use evidence from US proceedings in its case against Rio Tinto alleging the mining […]

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Interpharma won’t challenge Precedex patent validity ruling
Intellectual Property October 3, 2019 8:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian drug maker InterPharma will not appeal a ruling that dismissed its challenge to the validity of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s patent for sedative drug […]

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BASF presses the brakes on Lubrizol fuel additive patent suit
Intellectual Property October 1, 2019 3:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Chemical giant BASF has dropped a lawsuit against Lubrizol Corporation challenging proposed amendments to a fuel additive patent. The appeal, filed by BASF in March […]

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Lloyd’s loses bid for quick dismissal of NAB’s $655M insurance lawsuit
Insurance September 23, 2019 8:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three syndicates of Lloyd’s London have failed in their bid to toss a case brought by National Australia Bank seeking £357 million ($655 million) in […]

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank loses 20-year-old trade mark for ‘Community Bank’
Intellectual Property September 20, 2019 10:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has overturned a win for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in a trade mark battle with NSW-based Community First Credit Union, finding the credit […]

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ACCC wins record $26.5M penalty against Empower Institute
Competition & Consumer Protection September 20, 2019 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has won a record $26.5 million penalty against defunct vocational trainer Empower Institute for “duping” disadvantaged customers into enrolling in courses they couldn’t […]

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After questioning funder’s cut, judge quietly approves KPMG class action settlement scheme
Class Actions September 19, 2019 9:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has quietly given his seal of approval to a settlement distribution scheme in a class action against KPMG, after raising questions about Piper […]

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Silverchair frontman sues Sunday Telegraph for defamation over brothel story
Defamation September 19, 2019 10:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has filed defamation proceedings against the Sunday Telegraph over an article that stated a brothel specialising in bondage had become a […]

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