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Government can’t dodge sovereign bonds climate change class action
Climate change 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A climate change activist can continue her lawsuit alleging the federal government failed to disclose the impact of climate change to investors in sovereign bonds, […]

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Objection to barrister’s eye rolling during BlueScope cross-exam shot down
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-27 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing a price-fixing case against steel giant BlueScope has overruled an objection to the ACCCs barrister’s allegedly excessive “eye-rolling” and “scathing and sarcastic” […]

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Judge says MIS regulation ‘doesn’t work’ with class action regime
Class Actions 2021-09-13 11:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Federal Court judge has taken a swipe at new regulations that require class action funding arrangements to be registered as managed investment schemes, saying […]

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BlueScope meeting with rival steel distributors ‘potentially illegal’, exec tells court
Trials 2021-09-02 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis wanted no record kept of a meeting with four of the company’s competing steel distributors and warned his national […]

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Bluescope slams as ‘delusional’ ACCC evidence of cartel conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-31 6:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope has labelled “delusional” an argument by the competition regulator that alleged correspondence from a distributor about the steel company’s suggested higher prices was evidence […]

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Bluescope’s defence in ACCC case would ‘eviscerate’ cartel laws, trial told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-30 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Steel maker Bluescope’s claim that it didn’t engage in cartel conduct because it only encouraged distributors to set a price for its products would “eviscerate” […]

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IOOF may face new misconduct allegations in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-08-09 10:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The applicant in a shareholder class action against IOOF wants to add ten new misconduct allegations, including that a relative of a former executive made […]

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Funder wants Full Court to throw out landmark class action ruling
Class Actions 2021-08-04 2:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The funder backing a class action accusing two energy generators of gaming Queensland’s energy prices wants the Full Federal Court to find the landmark Brookfield […]

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Complaints against Christian Porter’s lawyers filed with legal watchdog
Legal Ethics 2021-07-28 11:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A friend of Christian Porter’s accuser has lodged complaints with the NSW legal watchdog against silk Sue Chrysanthou and Porter’s solicitor, Rebekah Giles, for their […]

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Judge urged to shut down ‘pseudo’ class action over climate change disclosures
Environment 2021-07-28 10:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A green activist who filed a group proceeding alleging the government failed to disclose the impacts of climate change to investors in sovereign bonds does […]

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