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Greater cooperation between regulators, class action litigants would remove substantial barriers
Expert Insights December 3, 2019 11:18 pm By editor

The close relationship between regulator action seeking to prosecute corporate wrongdoing and private enforcement is an established and powerful means of recovering compensation for the […]

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Solidarity forever: Trade unions make the class action regime strong
Expert Insights September 30, 2019 10:40 pm By editor

The re-emergence of employment law class actions over the last five years has drawn criticism from employer groups, as Australian workers embrace the collective redress […]

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Going Wayback: The current state of using wayback machine evidence in court
Expert Insights September 27, 2019 8:45 pm By editor

The admissibility of print-outs from the “Wayback Machine – Internet Archive” website is increasingly being considered by the Federal Court of Australia. The decision of […]

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Funder succeeds in declaration enforcing its class action agreements
Expert Insights September 24, 2019 1:33 pm By editor

The decision in Murphy Operator Pty Ltd v Gladstone Ports Corporation is a landmark one. It confirms the validity of the class action funding business […]

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ACCC issues guidance on competition risks in IP transactions: Beware the inadvertent cartel
Expert Insights September 19, 2019 12:47 pm By editor

The ACCC has issued final guidelines on how Australia’s competition laws will apply to intellectual property assignments and licences following the repeal of the ‘IP […]

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Groundhog day for privacy tort
Expert Insights September 17, 2019 2:53 pm By editor

In its recent Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommended that a new statutory cause of action be created […]

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Cross-border cooperation: Federal Court considers ‘classic candidate’ for coordination with High Court of New Zealand
Expert Insights September 2, 2019 10:09 pm By editor

On 22 August 2019, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment that provides guidance on the framework within which cross-border cooperation between courts located […]

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Important developments in the ACCC’s cartel immunity policy and introduction of whistleblowing tool
Expert Insights September 11, 2019 1:40 pm By editor

From October 1, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will apply an updated cartel immunity and cooperation policy, with the changes said to reflect the […]

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Federal Court approval of funding commission recognises risks faced by funders
Expert Insights September 9, 2019 3:17 pm By editor

In a recent decision, Federal Court Justice Jonathan Beach approved the settlement of the securities class action against Sirtex Medical Limited. The approval included the […]

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You can’t have your contract and eat it: electing not to terminate
Expert Insights August 23, 2019 8:22 pm By editor

A party to a contract may be precluded from enforcing a contractual right if it has acted in a way that is clearly inconsistent with […]

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