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No rest for deep sleep therapy defamation case after appeal filed
Appeals 2021-01-11 3:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two psychiatrists at the heart of the Chelmsford deep sleep therapy scandal have launched an appeal of a decision dismissing their defamation case against HarperCollins […]

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Loss of the Motherland: IP Australia strips Monster Energy of trade mark for non-use
Intellectual Property 2021-01-11 11:23 am By Miklos Bolza

The maker of Mother energy drinks has had its Motherland trade mark removed by IP Australia, with a delegate granting a win to rival caffeinated […]

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‘Ill-fitting’ and ‘inappropriate’: Experts pan some proposed class action reforms
Class Actions 2021-01-08 11:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class action experts have knocked several recommendations from the Parliamentary Joint Committee for reforming the class action system, including that group members be guaranteed at […]

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GetSwift’s move to Canada wins court, FIRB approval after fierce opposition by ASIC
Securities 2021-01-08 9:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Last-mile logistics software company GetSwift has ceased trading on the ASX after its relocation to Canada got the greenlight by the Federal Court and FIRB […]

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Court scraps mediation in ASIC case as Mayfair fails to retain Ashurst
Financial Services 2020-12-23 4:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has vacated a scheduled mediation in ASIC’s misleading and deceptive conduct case against three companies in the beleaguered Mayfair Group after they failed […]

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Qantas outsourcing test case narrowed after judge criticises ‘extra layer of complication’
Employment 2020-12-23 2:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Transport Workers’ Union has amended its case against Qantas challenging a decision to outsource 2,000 jobs, after a Federal Court judge urged the union […]

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Judge signs off on Appco class action settlement in ‘rather unusual circumstances’
Class Actions 2020-12-22 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved a settlement he previously expressed a “nagging feeling of disquiet” about in a class action against fundraiser Appco Group, after group […]

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Judge blocks lawyers’ access to docs in stayed Monsanto class action
Product Liability 2020-12-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for the lead applicant in a stayed class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its weedkiller Roundup cannot access discovered documents in a separate class […]

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Class action expert finds PFAS ‘stigma’ diminished property values
Class Actions 2020-12-22 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Properties near seven air force bases where allegedly toxic firefighting foam was used experienced a drop in land value because of the “stigma” of contamination, […]

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Hotel quarantine, aged care reports boost class actions, lawyer says
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Reports exposing serious government and healthcare failures amid Victoria’s second COVID-19 wave have strengthened the claims in class actions against the Andrews government and two […]

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