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Gadens to run consolidated Quintis class action, court hears
Class Actions December 10, 2018 1:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shareholder class action led by Bannister Law against sandalwood oil producer Quintis will be absorbed by rival law firm Gadens in a consolidation agreement […]

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After settlement rejected, ASIC takes Westpac case to trial
Financial Services December 10, 2018 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The corporate cop’s case against Westpac over allegedly irresponsible lending practices will go to trial after the Federal Court rejected the bank’s $35 million settlement.

Commonwealth slams Otsuka’s ‘inconsistent’ defences in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth has urged the court to strike out the “inconsistent” pleadings of pharmaceutical firms Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb in a patent case over the antipsychotic drug Abilify, calling them a “scandal” which could bring disrepute to the administration of justice.

D’Aquino Bros says it can prove its Scotch Whisky is the real deal
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defending against a fourth trade mark infringement lawsuit by the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has told a court all of its Scotch Whisky was distilled in Scotland, and it has the paperwork to prove it.

Slater & Gordon looks to bow out of AMP class action beauty parade
Class Actions December 7, 2018 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza and Christine Caulfield

And then there were four. Plaintiffs law firm Slater & Gordon wants to consolidate its AMP shareholder class action with Maurice Blackburn’s case and hand […]

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Contractors may be dragged into Sydney light rail class action
Class Actions December 7, 2018 10:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Government is mulling cross-claims against construction firms ALTRAC and Acciona in a class action alleging the government failed to minimise disruptions from the […]

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Bar Talk: Q&A with barrister Cynthia Cochrane
People In The News December 9, 2018 10:48 pm By Lawyerly Staff

Bar Talk, a new Q&A series with Australia’s leading barristers, this week features Cynthia Cochrane, who talked to Lawyerly about how she prepares for an […]

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Hastie liquidators offer to settle with builders over $124M in unpaid bills
Construction December 7, 2018 7:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hastie Group’s liquidators have offered to drop their $124 million case against two dozen major builders if the companies agree to pay an undisclosed sum […]

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Battle to lead AMP action begins, and class members already winners, court told
Class Actions December 6, 2018 10:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The showdown between five law firms vying to lead a class action over the AMP fees for no service scandal kicked off in the NSW […]

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Sacked HWL lawyer’s defence of client criticisms an ‘untenable stretch,’ court hears
Employment December 5, 2018 10:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former HWL Ebsworth special counsel Dr Gary Rumble’s insistence that he believed he had carte blanche to criticise one of the law firm’s clients is […]

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