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Shifting sands: orders for defendants to produce insurance policies in class actions
Expert Insights July 17, 2019 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

We have started to see the Federal Court use its discretionary powers in respect of class actions to order defendants to disclose their insurance policies […]

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The Israel Folau saga: could Rugby Australia’s sponsors be dragged into it?
Expert Insights July 15, 2019 4:42 pm By

The topical dispute between Rugby Australia (RA) and Israel Folau is presently one between two parties. However, recent comments made to the media by RA’s Chairman, Cameron […]

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The inconvenient truth about class actions – they have decreased by almost half in 2019
Expert Insights June 25, 2019 9:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

We have been told for so long that the volume of class action litigation continues to increase at a rapid rate, thus requiring significant legislative […]

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$19M penalty for Garuda brings global cargo cartel case to a close, but the ACCC won’t rest on its laurels
Expert Insights June 14, 2019 9:31 pm By

The second highest penalty in the international airline cartel cargo case shows the court will impose very significant penalties even if the conduct did not […]

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Biometric data, the Privacy Act, and the employee records exemption
Expert Insights June 13, 2019 9:46 pm By

In Jeremy Lee v Superior Wood Pty Ltd, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the lawfulness of an employer directing an […]

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The ALRC report: What this means for litigation finance in Australia
Expert Insights March 15, 2019 10:40 pm By

Friday 25 January 2019 marked the much-anticipated publication of the ALRC report on Class Actions Litigation and Third-Party Funding. This is the result of a year-long […]

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Class actions in NSW Supreme Court do not require plaintiffs to have a claim against all defendants
Expert Insights March 21, 2019 9:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a first for the NSW Supreme Court, Judge Peter Garling last week found that the plaintiff in a class action does not need to […]

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The emergence of climate change law in NSW and beyond
Expert Insights February 28, 2019 6:53 pm By

In the recent NSW Land and Environment Court decision of Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 9 Chief Judge Preston, in performing the […]

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The right tools for the job? The merger control proposals in the ACCC’s digital platforms inquiry preliminary report
Expert Insights February 25, 2019 9:50 pm By

The ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report proposes a number of important reforms to Australian merger control law and practice, to ensure close scrutiny of […]

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Class action common fund orders are here to stay: Or are they?
Expert Insights March 6, 2019 9:13 pm By

Last week’s double decisions of the Full Court of the Federal Court and the New South Wales Court of Appeal confirm the Courts’ powers to […]

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