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Scotsburn bushfire class action settles for $10.5M
Class Actions 2020-05-13 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action launched over the Scotsburn bushfire that burnt down 12 homes and ravaged over 4,000 hectares in Victoria in December 2015 has reached […]

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Bayer loses opposition to ‘Preceed’ weed killer trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-04-20 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Agricultural giant Bayer can’t block an Australian herbicide maker from trade marking ‘Preceed’ for its products, with a delegate from the Trade Marks Office finding […]

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Judge tosses Viterra’s ‘wholly unreasonable’ bid to reopen Cargill case
Corporate 2020-04-17 3:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grain handling group Viterra has been denied a post-hearing bid to reopen a lawsuit brought by Cargill Australia over its $420 million acquisition of Joe […]

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Mark Elliott’s firm has fees cut by ’embarrassing’ $2M as Murray Goulburn settlement approved
Class Actions 2020-04-07 4:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $37.5 million Murray Goulburn class action settlement but slashed $2 million in legal costs sought by Mark Elliott’s […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals 2020-04-03 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Short seller Bonitas ordered to pay $900,000 over misleading report on Rural Funds
Securities 2020-04-01 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Activist short seller Bonitas Research must pay Rural Funds Management almost $900,000 after the US-based Bonitas was found to have engaged in misleading or decpetive […]

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Rural Funds wants $625,000 in damages from US short seller Bonitas
Securities 2020-03-06 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 2020-03-02 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 2020-02-21 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 2020-02-20 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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