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Big victory for ASIC and for investors in managed investment schemes
Expert Insights December 18, 2018 5:51 pm By Dr Michael Duffy, Monash University

The High Court’s decision last week in the Prime Trust matter (Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Lewski and Ors [2018] HCA 63) is a […]

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The casual conundrum continues: ‘double-dipping’ and class actions
Expert Insights December 3, 2018 3:22 pm By Corrs Chambers Westgarth's Jack de Flamingh, John Tuck and Rachael Cage

The recent, much publicised decision of the Full Federal Court in WorkPac Pty Limited v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 (Skene) has caused widespread concern in business circles. […]

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IP exemptions to competition laws to be removed
Expert Insights November 29, 2018 9:04 pm By Ayman Guirguis and David Howarth of K&L Gates

In Brief • Federal Parliament is debating the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018 (Bill), which seeks to repeal section 51(3) of […]

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals case clarifies aspects of compensable loss
Expert Insights November 19, 2018 11:55 pm By Lucy Hartland and Khajaque Kortian

The recent decision in Sigma Pharmaceuticals v Wyeth has clarified, among other things, a number of issues concerning compensation arising from the usual undertaking as to damages […]

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Dark clouds loom over common fund orders
Expert Insights November 2, 2018 9:53 pm By Piper Alderman's Anne Freeman, Susanna Khouri and Amir Chowdhury

A shadow has been cast over the seemingly well-accepted ability of courts to make common fund orders in third-party funded representative proceedings. The New South […]

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Funding commercial claims: 5 key facts for litigators and in-house counsel
Expert Insights June 28, 2018 11:00 pm By Kate Hurford, IMF Bentham

Litigation funding is currently under the spotlight. Inquiries by the Australian and Victorian Law Reform Commissions¹, together with high profile funded actions against AMP and […]

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Competing class actions: Permanent stays and claim selection
Expert Insights May 29, 2018 6:15 pm By Damian Grave, Helen Mould, James Page and Jane Hywood of Herbert Smith Freehills

The recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia in GetSwift to permanently stay two out of three competing class action claims and to select […]

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