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Rio Tinto execs want ASIC trial vacated due to COVID-19
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-04 2:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former executives of mining giant Rio Tinto accused by ASIC of breaching their directors duties have asked the court to vacate an upcoming trial, […]

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Law firms behind competing AMP class actions fight consolidation
Class Actions 2020-10-27 4:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A showdown over two competing class actions against AMP is set down for December, and the applicants will have to persuade the judge overseeing the […]

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‘That rare bird, the smoking gun’: Judge orders Minetek employee’s laptop searched for confidential info
Intellectual Property 2020-10-06 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Engineering company Howden Australia can view the laptop and other electronic devices of an employee accused of stealing confidential information, after a judge found there […]

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Facebook tries again to dodge privacy lawsuit in Australia
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-29 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook will press on with its argument that it can’t be sued in Australia by the country’s privacy commissioner for its alleged disclosure of users’ […]

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Facebook can’t escape privacy action with jurisdiction argument
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-14 2:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook’s argument that it can’t be sued by the privacy commissioner in Australia has fallen flat, with a judge rejecting the social media giant’s application […]

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COVID-19 concerns put ASIC’s Rio Tinto trial at risk
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-09-08 12:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A seven-week trial in ASIC’s misleading conduct case against Rio Tinto may have to be postponed after two executives of the mining giant raised concerns […]

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Coverforce shareholder can use docs from Resilium row in new lawsuit
Insurance 2020-08-12 6:23 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The majority shareholder in insurance broker Coverforce has won its bid to use documents from an existing lawsuit over the company’s $25 million acquisition of […]

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Lawyers say judge has power to close class action with tweak to group member definition
Class Actions 2020-07-31 10:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Lawyers running a class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management say the court has power to approve their bid to amend the group member […]

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Funder behind Fair Work class actions a ‘litigation bounty hunter’, Full Court hears
Employment 2020-07-27 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facing accusations of being a “litigation bounty hunter”, litigation funder Augusta Ventures has made its bid before the Full Federal Court to overturn a landmark […]

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Facebook claims it can’t be sued by Aussie privacy watchdog
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-06-26 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has argued that it does not carry on business in Australia despite users in Australia accessing its website, calling for the dismissal of action […]

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