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In tossing Made In Australia case, court clarifies ‘substantial transformation’ test
Competition & Consumer Protection December 3, 2018 8:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ruled that Chinese vitamin company Nature’s Care cannot sell its imported fish oil and vitamin D with the ‘Made In Australia’ logo […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement in peril as debate rages over opt-out notice
Class Actions November 1, 2018 8:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Judges do not have the power to approve a class action settlement without first issuing an opt-out notice to group members, the court-appointed contradictor in […]

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Expert reports by Geoffrey Rush’s buddies should be inadmissible, Nationwide says
Defamation October 26, 2018 11:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nationwide News says two expert reports written by a friend and agent of actor Geoffrey Rush should be thrown out because the two are advocates […]

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Director denies telling Geoffrey Rush to be less ‘creepy’
Defamation October 25, 2018 8:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of the King Lear production at the centre of a defamation case brought by Geoffrey Rush said on the witness stand Thursday he […]

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Slater and Gordon wins $12.7M in fees in Provident class action
Class Actions October 23, 2018 6:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Supreme Court has approved a $44.25 million settlement of two class actions against the trustees of failed debenture issuer Provident Capital, including $12.8 […]

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Qantas slammed for ‘ridiculous’ particulars request in Fair Work case
Employment October 19, 2018 10:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge on Friday called a request for particulars by Qantas “ridiculous”, during the first hearing in a case brought by mechanics alleging […]

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Sarah Hanson-Young slams Leyonhjelm truth defence as fabrication
Defamation October 18, 2018 8:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has accused Senator David Leyonhjelm of using parliamentary privilege and fabricated remarks to shut down a defamation case she lodged in August. […]

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Catch Group lets trade mark opposition bid get away
Intellectual Property November 21, 2018 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian online retailer Catchoftheday.com.au has lost its challenge to a trade mark proposed by a rival online store, with IP Australia citing a lack of […]

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Westpac life insurance class action stayed pending landmark appeal
Financial Services October 29, 2018 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums has been put on ice after funder JustKapital filed an application to stay the case […]

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Geoffrey Rush grilled about tongue emoji on day 2 of defamation trial
Defamation October 23, 2018 8:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Geoffrey Rush was cross-examined at length on Tuesday about the meaning behind a text he sent to colleague Eryn Jean Norvill that included an emoji […]

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