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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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Judge orders penalties of $1.4M in ASIC’s case against Dover Financial
Financial Services 2021-03-05 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered that defunct Dover Financial Advisors and its former director pay $1.4 million in penalties for creating a misleading client protection policy […]

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GetSwift wins appeal bid to disqualify judge from class action
Appeals 2021-03-05 10:38 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

GetSwift has triumphed in its bid to disqualify a judge who refused to recuse himself from hearing a shareholder class action against the logistics software […]

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Law firms await beauty tips as High Court set to rule on competing class actions
High Court 2021-03-03 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has set a date for handing down its keenly anticipated judgment in a case that challenged the winner of a beauty contest […]

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Full Court hears government’s $325M fight with Sanofi over ban on Plavix generic
Intellectual Property 2021-02-16 4:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical companies Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb are liable for losses to the federal government for excess subsidies it allegedly paid for the blood-thinner Plavix after […]

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GetSwift slammed for ‘unfair attack’ on judge hearing class action, ASIC case
Class Actions 2021-02-15 7:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

GetSwift has been criticised for its “quite unfair attack” on a Federal Court judge who refused to disqualify himself from hearing a shareholder class action […]

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Combustible cladding class action firm wants to add new owners group member rep
Class Actions 2020-12-16 9:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The law firm behind a class action against German manufacturer 3A Composites over allegedly combustible cladding is seeking to add a new representative group member […]

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Judge wants to avoid ‘behemoth’ trial in $500M combustible cladding class action
Class Actions 2020-12-14 2:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge overseeing two class actions over allegedly flammable combustible cladding used in buildings throughout Australia says he will likely keep the trials separate to […]

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Last stop for ACCC as High Court refuses leave to appeal Pacific National, Aurizon deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 1:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has reached the end of the line in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, […]

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Victoria, Queensland join $500M combustible cladding class actions
Class Actions 2020-11-26 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The states of Victoria and Queensland have joined two class actions over allegedly combustible cladding as group members, with the claims in the proceedings now […]

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