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Chris Gayle defeats defamation appeal by publishers despite lawyer going ‘too far’ at trial
Appeals 2019-07-16 4:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

The publishers of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times have lost an appeal of a $300,000 defamation award to cricketer Chris […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme loses key battle in trade mark case ahead of trial
Intellectual Property 2019-07-15 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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Former Dick Smith execs may seek to vacate trial date if cross claims filed
Class Actions 2019-07-12 9:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two former executives of Dick Smith may seek to vacate an upcoming trial date for two class actions against the failed retailer, after recently being […]

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Garuda may face contempt motion for ‘unthinkable’ failure to pay $19M cartel fine
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-12 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Indonesian national airline Garuda faces a possible contempt motion by the competition regulator for failing to pay a $19 million court-issued fine after it was […]

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‘Stalinist’ APRA deterring ‘good people’ from super industry, ex-IOOF directors say
Financial Services 2019-07-12 8:08 pm By Amelia Birnie

The former directors of troubled fund manager IOOF have slammed APRA for bringing a “truly hopeless” disqualification case against them, telling a court the prudential […]

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Piper Alderman’s $3.5M legal bill for running KPMG class action in limbo
Class Actions 2019-07-12 1:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused to approve Piper Alderman’s $3.5 million in legal fees charged for running a class action against KPMG, appointing Grant Thornton as […]

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ASIC puts banks on notice after review shows ‘extremely poor value’ of credit insurance
Financial Services 2019-07-11 6:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

The corporate watchdog has warned “robust” enforcement action is on the cards for banks and lenders, after a review found consumer credit insurance policies to […]

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Law firms can push on with separate class actions against CBA under cooperation deal
Class Actions 2019-07-10 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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Judge grants costs for anti-suit injunction after Ford class action ‘misadventure’
Class Actions 2019-07-10 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has granted auto giant Ford’s request for the costs of an anti-suit injunction it sought in the PowerShift transmission class action that […]

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NAB super fund trustee faces $100M class action over excessive fees
Class Actions 2019-07-10 11:32 am By Miklos Bolza

A NAB-owned trustee is facing a possible class action over $100 million in allegedly excessive fees charged to super fund members. Law firm William Roberts, […]

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