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If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five? Multiplicity in the class action arena
Expert Insights August 5, 2019 3:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

There can be no doubt that the challenge of multiple, coextensive or competing class actions arising from the same circumstances, and the appropriate strategies and […]

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Judge says ASIC should have brought Murray Goulburn bosses to court ‘a long time ago’
Securities August 2, 2019 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Friday asked the corporate regulator why it delayed action against former Murray Goulburn managing director Gary Helou and CFO Bradley Hingle until […]

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Potato wholesaler Mitolo to pay $240,000 penalty in ACCC’s unfair contract case
Competition & Consumer Protection August 2, 2019 12:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia’s largest potato wholesaler Mitolo Group will pay a penalty of $240,000 to resolve the consumer regulator’s case alleging its contracts with growers were unfair. […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman gives up contempt of court case after judge blasted by Full Court
Employment August 2, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Fair Work Ombudsman has dropped its contempt of court case against the owner of a Cairns tour company after an appeals court set aside […]

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The distinction between repair and re-making: The Full Court clarifies the law on refurbishing a patented product
Expert Insights August 1, 2019 9:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

The important decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation [2019] FCAFC 115 clarifies the position […]

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Judge says shareholder class action against Brambles ‘taking too long’
Class Actions July 31, 2019 2:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a shareholder class action against chain logistics company Brambles has expressed frustration with the parties, who are locked in an unresolved discovery […]

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Super funds could pay dearly for employer gifts, ASIC warns
Financial Services July 31, 2019 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has warned superannuation funds they face criminal penalties if they try to win over employers with tickets to sporting […]

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Coles claim for $40M in refunds for lost fuel ‘completely unreal’, ATO tells court
Tax July 29, 2019 9:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A claim by Coles for $40 million in tax credits for fuel that evaporates or leaks from the 3,000 tanks at its service stations — […]

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Judge OKs Westpac’s confidential class action settlement over unregistered investment scheme
Class Actions July 26, 2019 2:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signed off on a confidential settlement resolving a class action brought by investors against Westpac over its role in an unregistered managed […]

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‘Sigh’: Judge inadvertently sends email to applicant, and reveals he’s human
Article July 25, 2019 3:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

To err is human, to admit the error in a published Federal Court judgment is … Honourable, perhaps. A Federal Court judge has admitted he […]

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