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Dick Smith class actions headed for March trial after mediation fails
Class Actions February 10, 2020 11:00 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will head to trial in March, after a failed attempt to resolve the long-running dispute […]

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Facebook, Instagram to be barred from locking out users of Aussie social media startup
Competition & Consumer Protection January 29, 2020 2:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge is expected to issue a temporary injunction Thursday barring Facebook and Instagram from blocking users who are customers of a Melbourne-based social media […]

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Former boss of music streaming platform Guvera disqualified for 2 years
Restructuring & Insolvency January 14, 2020 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

The head of failed global music streamer Guvera has been banned by the corporate regulator from managing corporations for two years for failing to avoid […]

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Lawyerly holiday publishing schedule
Article December 20, 2019 1:18 pm By editor

In observance of the holidays, Lawyerly will be closed from December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020. We will resume regular daily publishing on Monday, […]

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Judge OKs $190M stolen wages class action settlement, says funder’s cut fair
Class Actions December 19, 2019 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Calling it the largest human rights case in Australia’s history, a judge has signed off on a $190 million settlement in a class action against […]

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APRA puts conditions on CBA unit Avanteos after charging fees to dead clients
Financial Services December 11, 2019 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

CBA subsidiary Avanteos Investments Limited has been hit with extra conditions on its superannuation licence by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority after it was revealed […]

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Major League Baseball drops trade mark case against Philip Morris
Intellectual Property December 11, 2019 4:06 pm By

American professional baseball organisation Major League Baseball has dropped its Federal Court case against Philip Morris over the tobacco manufacturer’s bid to extend protection for […]

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On The Run faces potential wage underpayments class action
Employment December 10, 2019 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Petrol station convenience store chain On The Run is facing a possible class action over allegations that it has underpaid employees at over 145 stores […]

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Squire Patton Boggs defeats negligence case over $12.5M plant renovation dispute
Energy & Natural Resources December 9, 2019 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering firm GR Engineering Services has lost a negligence lawsuit brought against law firm Squire Patton Boggs seeking damages from an alleged breach of contract […]

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Glaxo’s HIV drug venture sues Gilead for patent infringement over Biktarvy
Intellectual Property December 9, 2019 10:04 pm By

A specialist HIV pharmaceutical company majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline has launched a Federal Court case accusing competitor Gilead Sciences of selling an HIV-fighting drug that […]

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