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Contingency fees will compromise lawyers’ ethics, peak legal body warns
Class Actions March 13, 2020 12:27 am By Christine Caulfield

The Law Council of Australia has come out against proposed Victorian legislation that would allow lawyers to charge contingency fees, saying lifting the current ban […]

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ACCC review of Google’s Fitbit acquisition to look at data
Competition & Consumer Protection February 27, 2020 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has opened a formal review into whether Google’s $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company Fitbit will harm competition, […]

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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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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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Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance
Expert Insights November 14, 2019 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer […]

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Staffing company faces $45M worker misclassification class action
Class Actions November 5, 2019 10:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of staffing company Programmed has become the latest target of a litigation blitz over casual workers, with the company facing a $45 million […]

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Coles to pay $5.25M to Norco dairy farmers after ACCC investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection December 5, 2019 4:28 pm By

Coles has agreed to pay about $5.25 million to dairy co-operative Norco after an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found the supermarket […]

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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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