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Morrison government hit with class action over white spot disease outbreak
Class Actions 2021-12-01 10:19 am By Cindy Cameronne

The federal government is facing a class action over alleged biosecurity breaches that led to the 2016 outbreak of white spot disease in South-East Queensland, […]

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a2 Milk faces second shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-11-24 3:55 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Dairy giant a2 Milk has been hit with a second class action alleging it misled shareholders by providing an overly rosy forecast for its infant […]

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Monsanto may face claim for exemplary damages in Roundup class action
Class Actions 2021-11-22 6:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action on behalf of people who claim they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer will argue the agrochemical giant should […]

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Labour hire firms may face class action over ‘indentured slavery’ of South Pacific Islanders
Class Actions 2021-11-05 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Several labour hire firms and the Morrison government are facing a potential class action for allegedly forcing South Pacific Islanders to work on Australian farms […]

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Agrison to pay $284,000 for misleading warranty representations
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-22 6:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Agricultural equipment supplier Agrison has been ordered to pay a $220,000 pecuniary penalty after admitting to misleading its customers about the terms of its tractor […]

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Murray Darling Basin Authority fails again to limit class action liability
Appeals 2021-10-12 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Murray Darling Basin Authority can’t rely on defences claiming it is a “public or other authority” to limit the liability of a class action […]

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ACCC investigates Qube’s ‘worrying’ $90M acquisition of bulk grain terminal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-07 2:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an investigation into logistics company Qube’s recent $90 million acquisition of the Newcastle Agri Terminal. In announcing […]

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FMC faces class action investigation into Overwatch weed killer
Class Actions 2021-09-07 3:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

US agricultural chemical giant FMC Corporation is facing a potential class action by grain farmers following reports of crop bleaching allegedly caused by its newly […]

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Appeals court to decide if Murray Darling Basin Authority can limit class action liability
Class Actions 2021-08-27 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority will soon make its case directly to an appeals court that it can rely on defences limiting its liability to farmers […]

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In win for Abbey Labs, Elanco’s animal drug patent thrown out for lack of invention
Intellectual Property 2021-07-29 10:16 am By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has refused to register a patent acquired by Elanco Australasia from Bayer covering a lice treatment, after amendments failed to address findings that […]

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