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Fonterra warned farmers of ‘extreme’ global dairy price volatility, class action defence says
Class Actions 2021-01-21 5:35 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Fonterra has hit back at claims in a class action that the dairy giant misled farmers and breached its supply agreements when it slashed milk […]

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Law firm boss can’t halt compensation bid in disciplinary action pending negligence suit
Negligence 2021-01-14 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The managing partner of a Brisbane-based law firm has failed to shut down a bid for compensation brought in disciplinary proceedings filed by the Legal […]

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Judge blocks lawyers’ access to docs in stayed Monsanto class action
Product Liability 2020-12-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for the lead applicant in a stayed class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its weedkiller Roundup cannot access discovered documents in a separate class […]

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Advanta patent lapsed after lawyers sent renewal correspondence to departed employees
Intellectual Property 2020-11-25 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Advanta Seeds has been denied more time to pay renewal fees for its patent for a hybrid plant cell after correspondence from its lawyers about […]

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Murray Goulburn’s former top execs banned from managing companies
Agriculture 2020-11-13 10:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Murray Goulburn’s former managing director Gary Helou and chief financial officer Brad Hingle have been disqualified from heading up companies after they were found to […]

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Funder of live export class action doesn’t need AFSL to sign up new group members
Class Actions 2020-11-12 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The group providing funding to claimants in a class action against the federal government over its 2011 ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia does […]

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ASIC calls for 3-year-ban against former Murray Goulburn boss Gary Helou
Agriculture 2020-11-12 1:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate regulator is pushing for a three-year director ban against former Murray Goulburn managing director Gary Helou and a two-year disqualification order against the […]

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ACCC takes Agrison to court over warranty representations
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-27 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer watchdog has filed court proceedings against agricultural equipment supplier Agrison for allegedly misleading tractor purchasers about its warranties and after-sales services. Since at […]

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Full Court gives Branhaven another shot at bovine gene patent
Intellectual Property 2020-10-09 3:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s leading livestock group cannot block US company Branhaven from amending its application for a bovine genome patent, which the group has worried could harm […]

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Fifty horse owners saddle up for credibility attack at Zoetis class action trial
Class Actions 2020-10-07 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fifty horse owners may face cross-examination regarding adverse effects allegedly caused by Zoetis’ Hendra virus vaccine, with the company warning a four-week hearing scheduled to […]

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