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If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five? Multiplicity in the class action arena
Expert Insights August 5, 2019 3:44 pm By editor

There can be no doubt that the challenge of multiple, coextensive or competing class actions arising from the same circumstances, and the appropriate strategies and […]

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The distinction between repair and re-making: The Full Court clarifies the law on refurbishing a patented product
Expert Insights August 1, 2019 9:29 pm By editor

The important decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation [2019] FCAFC 115 clarifies the position […]

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A public interest in class actions: developments in employee confidentiality obligations and evidence
Expert Insights July 26, 2019 11:35 pm By

The imbalance of statutory protections available to those that breach confidentiality obligations when reporting misconduct to regulatory bodies, and those that do so to provide […]

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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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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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$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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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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