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Client poaching allegations fly in Monsanto class actions
Class Actions May 22, 2020 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected concerns about client poaching raised by the law firms involved in competing class actions against chemical giant Monsanto. In an interlocutory […]

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Essential Energy loses bid to block preliminary discovery for potential class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Essential Energy has lost its appeal of a ruling granting preliminary discovery for a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire in New South […]

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BP loses appeal of Hitler parody video ruling
Employment May 22, 2020 6:43 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Full Federal Court has dismissed BP’s appeal of a ruling by the Fair Work Commission that reinstated a worker who was fired for sharing […]

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Full Court deals another blow to software patents in Rokt case
Intellectual Property May 21, 2020 11:29 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has rejected a patent application for a digital advertising system by e-commerce firm Rokt in a test case by IP Australia […]

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Judge rejects GetSwift’s latest push to delay ASIC trial for a year
Securities May 21, 2020 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Logistics company GetSwift and its directors have failed in a bid for a year-long delay of a trial scheduled to start next month in ASIC’s […]

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ACCC can’t stop Garuda appeal despite unpaid $19M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has lost its bid to stay a cartel appeal by Indonesian airline PT Garuda, with a judge finding the competition watchdog had not […]

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Kraft takes trade dress battle with Bega to High Court
Intellectual Property May 21, 2020 11:12 am By Christine Caulfield

US food giant Kraft-Heinz wants the High Court to hear its intellectual property stoush with Bega after twice losing the battle over the right to […]

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Judge was wrong to find breach worker didn’t allege, court hears
Employment May 21, 2020 9:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Heiko Constructions has won approval to appeal a ruling from Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta that found the company committed a breach of the […]

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Casual workers win big in leave entitlements test case
Employment May 20, 2020 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major blow to Australian businesses, the Full Federal Court has ruled that casual employees who work regular shifts are entitled to paid annual, […]

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‘I didn’t come down in the last shower’: Judge trashes barristers’ submissions in CFMEU whistleblower trial
Employment May 20, 2020 11:33 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has scrapped overly-long written submissions by barristers in proceedings brought by two CFMEU whistleblowers and replaced them with an extra day of oral […]

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