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High Court ruling against common fund orders supports the right to free choice for group members
Expert Insights December 9, 2019 10:54 pm By

As has been widely reported, the High Court of Australia has handed down its judgment (1) on common fund orders in the most significant ruling […]

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Class action litigation funders hit a hurdle as the High Court strikes down common fund orders
Expert Insights December 4, 2019 10:52 pm By

The litigation funders underwriting Australia’s booming class actions industry have hit a setback, with the High Court deciding Wednesday that the common fund orders they […]

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Greater cooperation between regulators, class action litigants would remove substantial barriers
Expert Insights December 3, 2019 11:18 pm By editor

The close relationship between regulator action seeking to prosecute corporate wrongdoing and private enforcement is an established and powerful means of recovering compensation for the […]

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The key to addressing overwork and depression in the legal industry
Expert Insights November 15, 2019 4:35 pm By

Two contentious issues have been featuring prominently in legal circles in the last few weeks. They may appear discrete, but they share a common theme […]

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Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance
Expert Insights November 14, 2019 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer […]

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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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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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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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