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Judge lets two Boral class actions run, but warns about potential lawyer conflicts
Class Actions 2021-07-21 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a law firm’s bid to stay a rival’s closed shareholder class action against construction giant Boral but warned courts must be […]

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Banks can’t suppress judgment on defective indictment in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-12 1:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investment banks accused in the criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement will not lose their right to a fair trial with […]

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After triumphing in beauty parade, Maurice Blackburn seeks stay of PFM’s Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-06-30 7:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

After winning a three-way contest to lead a shareholder class action against construction giant Boral, Maurice Blackburn is seeking to stay a competing class action […]

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Quaker asks High Court to weigh in on ‘grace period’ for publicly disclosing inventions
Article 2021-06-28 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US chemical company Quaker Chemical is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a Full Court judgment that found its patents for quickly […]

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BlueScope questions ‘roving inquiry’ by ACCC in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-06 10:11 am By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope Steel has raised concerns over the ACCC’s subpoenas to produce documents in its civil penalty proceedings against the steel company, saying it may significantly […]

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Fuchs wins ruling invalidating Quakers’ mining patents
Intellectual Property 2021-05-06 10:08 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian arm of Fuchs Lubricants has succeeded in invalidating two patents owned by Quakers Chemicals, with the Full Federal Court finding the inventions were […]

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Court can order class action opt out notices for limited number of group members, judge says
Class Actions 2021-04-27 9:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found he has power to order that opt out notices be sent to a limited number of Boral shareholders eligible to join […]

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Boral ruling a warning to class action lawyers to be on their best behaviour
Class Actions 2021-04-01 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judgment in a heated carriage fight between three class actions against construction giant Boral provides some guidance to law firms about conduct that could […]

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JPMorgan wants to have its cake and eat it too in ANZ cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-19 7:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Whistleblower JPMorgan can’t be a witness in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement that has ensnared several investment banks and […]

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High Court says ‘no one size fits all’ when it comes to competing class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-10 10:18 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have power to manage competing class actions by picking a winner in a so-called beauty parade, the High Court has ruled, but there is […]

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