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‘This is why I hate categories of discovery’: Judge won’t let ASIC have another year of GetSwift docs
Class Actions August 20, 2019 9:43 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing proceedings brought against logistics company GetSwift has refused the corporate regulator’s request for another year’s worth of documents, saying it could effectively […]

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Barclays, other banks in forex cartel class action must produce US case docs
Competition & Consumer Protection August 15, 2019 3:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered a group of banks facing a competition class action over alleged foreign exchange rate-rigging to hand over documents they produced as […]

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Judge won’t join insurer to Reed Construction liquidator’s insolvent trading case
Restructuring & Insolvency August 12, 2019 5:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to join the insurer of collapsed Sydney builder Reed Constructions to insolvent trading proceedings brought by the company’s liquidators, after finding […]

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Forge reaches multimillion dollar settlement in shareholder class action
Class Actions July 25, 2019 1:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group has agreed to settle a shareholder class action over alleged continuous disclosure breaches, which will see the funder […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme loses key battle in trade mark case ahead of trial
Intellectual Property July 15, 2019 8:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has barred US drug company Merck Sharp & Dohme from denying that an agreement made with German pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA was governed […]

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Law firms can push on with separate class actions against CBA under cooperation deal
Class Actions July 10, 2019 8:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

Rival law firms Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald will be allowed to work together without consolidating their separate shareholder class actions against the Commonwealth […]

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Combustible cladding defendants may drag engineers, certifiers into class action
Class Actions July 8, 2019 8:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

German-based cladding manufacturer 3A Composites has foreshadowed potential cross claims against third party engineers and certifiers in one of two class actions brought over allegedly […]

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Sims Metal class action funder to get no more than 25%, shareholders guaranteed at least half
Class Actions July 5, 2019 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Noting the “significant and beneficial reduction” in recent funding rates, the judge overseeing a shareholder class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management has signed […]

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In latest AMP class actions, judge nudges parties away from beauty parade
Class Actions July 3, 2019 3:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing competing consumer class actions against AMP over superannuation fees said he would be “reluctant” to hold a contest between the two cases, […]

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Judge has ‘real misgivings’ about security for costs bid in casual worker class actions
Class Actions June 17, 2019 10:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has baulked at an application by labour hire company Chandler Macleod and BHP unit Mt Arthur Coal seeking security for their legal costs […]

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