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7-Eleven class action trial delayed due to coronavirus
Class Actions May 8, 2020 6:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

The parties in two class actions against 7-Eleven brought on behalf of franchisees have agreed to delay an upcoming hearing by ten months, due to […]

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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability May 7, 2020 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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Ashurst partner faces eviction from Point Piper home
Real Estate May 6, 2020 12:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Ashurst partner is at risk of being evicted from his Point Piper home after allegedly refusing to pay a $150,000 special levy. The administrators […]

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US plaintiffs firms set to pounce on Treasury Wine Estates
Class Actions May 6, 2020 11:54 am By Miklos Bolza

Treasury Wine Estates is facing the threat of multiple shareholder class actions in the US over a January 2020 profit downgrade that is already at […]

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ACCC dodges indemnity costs over failed detergent cartel appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, after claiming that the regulator was “doomed to fail” when […]

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Hytera witnesses may travel to Hong Kong to be cross-examined at Motorola IP trial
Intellectual Property May 5, 2020 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chinese-based witnesses for Hytera may be able to travel to Hong Kong for cross-examination in a now rescheduled copyright trial between Motorola and Hytera, after […]

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Government’s draft COVIDSafe bill makes misuse of data a criminal offence
Privacy & Cybersecurity May 5, 2020 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government has released draft legislation laying down protections for those using the COVIDSafe app which include criminal offences for the misuse of data […]

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Common fund order slapped down in Vocus class action
Class Actions May 4, 2020 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to make a common fund order in approving a $35 million settlement in a shareholder class action against telecommunications firm Vocus […]

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Ex-Directed Electronics manager dropped lawyers mid-trial in ‘tactical’ move, court hears
Intellectual Property May 4, 2020 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Directed Electronics has slammed a decision by one of its former managers to switch lawyers in the middle of a trial over alleged corporate theft, […]

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