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High Court grants Western Power special leave in bushfire class action
High Court 2022-03-22 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court will hear a challenge by Western Power to an appeals court judgment which found that the state-owned electricity supplier breached its duty […]

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Facebook takes fight over Cambridge Analytica case to High Court
High Court 2022-03-14 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has filed an application with the High Court seeking to overturn a judgment that found it can be sued in Australia for alleged privacy […]

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Redbubble can’t dodge Hells Angels trade mark infringement claims
Intellectual Property 2022-03-08 6:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Online marketplace Redbubble cannot rely on the terms of a settlement with the US chapter of Hells Angels to avoid trade mark infringement claims by […]

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ASIC drops most claims against Rio Tinto over $5.8B acquisition
Securities 2022-02-28 1:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has dropped all but one claim against Rio Tinto in a four-year-long case over disclosures related to its troubled […]

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Aussie fashion designer suing Katy Perry a ‘calculating and dishonest’ witness, court hears
Intellectual Property 2022-02-16 10:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An Australian fashion designer suing Katy Perry over the rights to use the Katy Perry trade mark in Australia is a “calculating and dishonest witness” […]

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Rio Tinto to cop penalty in ASIC case over failed $5.8B acquisition
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-02-11 11:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rio Tinto will face a penalty hearing in proceedings brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission alleging the mining giant misled shareholders about the […]

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Full Court says Facebook can be sued in Australia over Cambridge Analytica scandal
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-02-07 11:30 pm By Sam Matthews

The Full Federal Court has held Facebook can be sued in Australia for allegedly disclosing the personal data of over 300,000 users to political research […]

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Singer Katy Perry accused of trying to ‘snuff out’ Aussie fashion designer
Intellectual Property 2021-11-29 9:52 pm By Bianca Hrovat

US pop star Katy Perry has been accused of using her “financial might” to “snuff out” the small business of an Australian fashion designer, as […]

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AMP’s bid to declass insurance class action ‘antithesis’ of interests of justice, court rules
Class Actions 2021-11-26 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Financial services company AMP has lost its bid to de-class representative proceedings brought on behalf of 1.5 million insurance customers. The Piper Alderman and Shine […]

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Judge warns AMP it could face 1.2M lawsuits if declassing bid succeeds
Class Actions 2021-10-11 10:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

AMP and a number of its financial planning subsidiaries could face 1.2 million individual claims if they win a bid to declass a group proceeding […]

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