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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions 2019-09-05 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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Norwegian shipping company to plead guilty to criminal cartel charge
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-29 11:10 am By Miklos Bolza

One month after Japanese shipping company K-Line was hit with a $34.5 million fine for cartel conduct, Norwegian shipping firm Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS has […]

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Judge promises no ‘mystery tour’ in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-07-25 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing seven class actions against car makers over defective Takata airbags has shot down the applicants’ opposition to a soft class closure order […]

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Copyright Tribunal overstepped with amended Foxtel licence, says Full Court
Intellectual Property 2019-06-11 3:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Copyright Tribunal erred by including rights in a reissued Foxtel licence agreement that fell outside the authority of the licence grant holder, the Phonographic […]

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Common fund orders in class actions either ‘premature’ or ‘pointless’, joint appeals court told
Appeals 2019-02-04 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeal before a historic joint sitting of two courts over so-called common fund orders in class actions kicked off Monday with a full bench of […]

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Westpac life insurance class action stayed pending landmark appeal
Financial Services 2018-10-29 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action against Westpac over allegedly excessive insurance premiums has been put on ice after funder JustKapital filed an application to stay the case […]

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