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Judge signs off on 25% cut for funders in Spotless class action
Class Actions May 9, 2019 4:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved funding terms in a shareholder class action against facility services company Spotless Group under which the funders will get no more than […]

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Vodafone, TPG to take ACCC to court over opposition to $15B merger
Competition & Consumer Protection May 8, 2019 3:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Vodafone and TPG will file a Federal Court challenge to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s opposition to their proposed $15 billion merger, teeing up […]

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High Court orders Rinehart family feud out of the spotlight
Arbitration May 8, 2019 3:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has sided with Gina Rinehart in relation to a dispute with two of her children over billions of dollars in iron ore […]

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Pacific National, Aurizon await judgment in high-stakes competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 8, 2019 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Judgment is expected next week in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s case against Pacific National alleging the rail company made an anti-competitive bid for […]

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BHP faces record $7B class action in UK court over Brazil dam collapse
Energy & Natural Resources May 8, 2019 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mining giant BHP has been hit with the biggest class action in UK history on behalf of over 235,000 Brazilians claiming more than AUS$7 billion […]

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Treasury Wine Estates wins $352,000 judgment over Penfolds ‘copycats’
Intellectual Property May 7, 2019 10:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Treasury Wine Estates has won a $352,000 judgment against an Australian company for allegedly violating its trade marks by making and selling copycat Penfolds products in […]

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Judge who ruled for Geoffrey Rush was biased, Daily Telegraph says in appeal
Defamation May 6, 2019 10:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News has appealed a $850,000 judgment against it in a defamation case brought by actor Geoffrey Rush, saying the judge who […]

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Janssen, Alphapharm lay down swords in long-running battle over HIV drug patent
Intellectual Property May 6, 2019 12:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Drug maker Janssen will drop its long-running patent lawsuit against Alphapharm after the generic drug maker agreed to refrain from making products that allegedly infringe […]

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Police officer who blew the whistle on blowjob not entitled to protection, court says
Employment May 6, 2019 3:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Queensland police officer who reported a fellow officer to a disciplinary tribunal for misconduct after he was seen receiving oral sex from another […]

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ASIC pares claims against Westpac on eve of trial
Financial Services May 3, 2019 11:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has narrowed its case against Westpac ahead of a high-stakes trial over the bank’s alleged violations of lending laws, […]

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