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Time may be ripe for discrimination class actions in Australia
Expert Insights November 5, 2019 10:48 pm By

It has been suggested by American and Canadian lawyers that Australia is dragging its feet in using its group litigation and class action regimes to […]

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You’ve got nothing to lose: Myer, Babcock & Brown, continuous disclosure obligations and securities litigation
Expert Insights October 30, 2019 10:49 pm By

Listed companies are subject to continuous disclosure obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 and the ASX Listing Rules. Some of the principles underpinning those continuous disclosure […]

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Full Federal Court warns infringers: Australian IP owners entitled to broad injunctions
Expert Insights October 23, 2019 8:47 pm By

It can be difficult for patent owners to decide whether to pursue litigation against infringers without a clear idea of whether the remedies likely to […]

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Solidarity forever: Trade unions make the class action regime strong
Expert Insights September 30, 2019 10:40 pm By editor

The re-emergence of employment law class actions over the last five years has drawn criticism from employer groups, as Australian workers embrace the collective redress […]

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Going Wayback: The current state of using wayback machine evidence in court
Expert Insights September 27, 2019 8:45 pm By editor

The admissibility of print-outs from the “Wayback Machine – Internet Archive” website is increasingly being considered by the Federal Court of Australia. The decision of […]

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Funder succeeds in declaration enforcing its class action agreements
Expert Insights September 24, 2019 1:33 pm By editor

The decision in Murphy Operator Pty Ltd v Gladstone Ports Corporation is a landmark one. It confirms the validity of the class action funding business […]

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ACCC issues guidance on competition risks in IP transactions: Beware the inadvertent cartel
Expert Insights September 19, 2019 12:47 pm By editor

The ACCC has issued final guidelines on how Australia’s competition laws will apply to intellectual property assignments and licences following the repeal of the ‘IP […]

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Groundhog day for privacy tort
Expert Insights September 17, 2019 2:53 pm By editor

In its recent Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommended that a new statutory cause of action be created […]

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Important developments in the ACCC’s cartel immunity policy and introduction of whistleblowing tool
Expert Insights September 11, 2019 1:40 pm By editor

From October 1, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will apply an updated cartel immunity and cooperation policy, with the changes said to reflect the […]

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Federal Court approval of funding commission recognises risks faced by funders
Expert Insights September 9, 2019 3:17 pm By editor

In a recent decision, Federal Court Justice Jonathan Beach approved the settlement of the securities class action against Sirtex Medical Limited. The approval included the […]

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