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Rural Funds wants $625,000 in damages from US short seller Bonitas
Securities March 6, 2020 12:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Agricultural fund management firm Rural Funds Management is seeking over $625,000 in damages from US short seller Bonitas Research, which was found by the NSW […]

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Judge shoots down Advanta Seeds’ bid for names of signed class action members
Class Actions March 2, 2020 12:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Farmers in a class action against Advanta Seeds over allegedly contaminated sorghum have defeated a bid by the company to hand over a list of […]

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ACCC approves Lion Dairy & Drinks acquisition by Hong Kong dairy firm
Competition & Consumer Protection February 21, 2020 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has approved Hong Kong-based China Mengniu Dairy Company’s acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks, saying the deal was not likely to substantially lessen […]

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Judge proposes joint sitting as talks to deal with competing Monsanto class actions break down
Personal injury February 20, 2020 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judges overseeing two competing class actions against Monsanto in the Federal and Victorian Supreme Courts may hold a joint sitting as the multiplicity fight […]

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Great Southern investor’s fight over enforceability of Bendigo Bank loan revived on appeal
Class Actions February 19, 2020 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two investors in failed Great Southern Group managed investment schemes have lost their latest appeal over a controversial class action settlement deed that allowed Bendigo […]

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Law firms behind Monsanto competing class actions can’t seem to get along
Class Actions February 13, 2020 2:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firms running two competing product liability class actions against chemical giant Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weed killer have been unable to reach […]

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Rural Funds wins unprecedented case against activist short seller Bonitas
Securities February 12, 2020 10:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian agricultural fund manager Rural Funds Group has won its legal action alleging US short seller Bonitas Research engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct when […]

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Funder of second settled Murray Goulburn class action hires lawyers to fight for commission
Class Actions January 30, 2020 2:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

The entrepreneur who funded one of two settled Murray Goulburn class actions will defend his $10.5 million cut of the $37.5 million settlement, a commission […]

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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics January 13, 2020 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary has appealed a $76.6 million judgment finding it breached its duty in relation to the sale of a 46,000 hectare plantation by […]

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‘Rambling and non-responsive’: Law firm dodges $6.5M negligence claim
Business of Law January 13, 2020 1:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm has dodged a $6.5 million negligence claim by a Tasmanian agricultural business over advice supplied about agreements entered into with a division […]

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