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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-06 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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Hytera witnesses may travel to Hong Kong to be cross-examined at Motorola IP trial
Intellectual Property 2020-05-05 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chinese-based witnesses for Hytera may be able to travel to Hong Kong for cross-examination in a now rescheduled copyright trial between Motorola and Hytera, after […]

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AMP class action should be put on ice until High Court ruling on beauty parade, court hears
Class Actions 2020-04-30 9:19 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Maurice Blackburn’s shareholder class action against AMP should be put on ice until the High Court decides whether a ruling in last year’s beauty parade […]

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Judge approves $32.4M settlement in CIMIC shareholder class action
Class Actions 2020-04-28 3:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has signed off on a $32.4 million settlement in a shareholder class action against engineering services firm CIMIC, including a hefty legal bill […]

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Rejecting ‘highly experimental’ alternative, judge vacates Motorola, Hytera copyright trial
Intellectual Property 2020-04-27 4:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has vacated the next stage of an intellectual property fight between Motorola and Hytera Communications because of laws prohibiting witnesses located in China […]

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High Court may pick apart choice of Maurice Blackburn in AMP class action contest
Analysis 2020-04-21 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power of courts to choose a single winner from a contest of competing class actions is not the likely target of the High Court […]

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Fuchs infringed Quaker patents at BHP mine, court finds
Intellectual Property 2020-04-21 7:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has found that Fuchs Lubricants infringed two patents owned by Quaker Chemicals by supplying hydraulic fluid to a Queensland mine owned by […]

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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions 2020-03-26 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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Country Care fails in appeal of jury directions ruling in criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-06 4:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Country Care and two employees have lost an appeal of a first-of-its kind Federal Court ruling on jury directions in a criminal cartel case against […]

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‘Total war’: Judge rejects Hytera’s new defence in Motorola IP dispute
Intellectual Property 2020-03-06 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Calling the complex intellectual property dispute a “total war” between the tech giants, a judge has dismissed a proposed amended defence by Hytera Communications to […]

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