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Atanaskovic Hartnell loses fee fight with company fleeced by Brody Clarke
Business of Law May 18, 2020 11:35 am By Miklos Bolza

Atanaskovic Hartnell has mostly come up short in a court battle for over $165,000 in legal fees, with a judge finding the law firm was […]

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Settlement in Ralan class actions to be kept under wraps amid threat of more lawsuits
Class Actions May 14, 2020 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The settlement sum in three class actions against law firms that allegedly gave negligent advice about property investments in the now-defunct Ralan Group has been […]

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Government loses case claiming $325M over generic Plavix delay
Intellectual Property April 28, 2020 6:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a claim by the Australian Government for $325 million against pharmaceutical companies Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb allegedly owed for excess subsidies […]

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Otsuka, Bristol-Myers can withdraw admissions in Abilify damages case
Intellectual Property March 2, 2020 4:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has granted a request by Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibbs to withdraw admissions in proceedings brought by Generic Health seeking damages after the generic […]

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‘I never liked common fund orders anyway’: Judge gives thumbs up to High Court ruling
Class Actions February 28, 2020 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A  judge overseeing a shareholder class action against collapsed engineering group RCR Tomlinson has said goodbye to the common fund order in the case while […]

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Full Federal Court gets chance to weigh in on market-based causation
Appeals November 21, 2019 4:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shareholders have appealed a ruling that found a “serious problem” with market-based causation and dismissed three cases against the liquidator of failed global financial services […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Atanaskovic Hartnell’s $8,000 fee fight ‘a joke,’ judge says
Business of Law November 29, 2019 11:34 pm By Hannah Gee

A judge has called a spat between law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell and media company Birketu over $8,000 in fees “a joke,” after the firm won […]

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Judge OKs $29M settlement in Radio Rentals class action
Class Actions January 9, 2020 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given his seal of approval to a $29 million settlement that resolves a class action over Radio Rentals’ Rent, Try, $1 Buy […]

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Court has power to make cy-pres orders in class action settlements, judge says
Class Actions January 17, 2020 10:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who last month approved a $29 million settlement in a consumer class action against Radio Rentals has held that courts have power to […]

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