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Designer appeals loss after court finds bikini style name not a trade mark
Intellectual Property November 6, 2019 7:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Women’s fashion designer Pinnacle Runway is challenging a ruling that found a rival’s use of the name ‘Delphine’ to describe a bikini style did not […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman ‘shocked’ after Woolworths reveals $300M staff underpayment
Employment October 30, 2019 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Fair Work Ombudsmand has vowed to hold Woolworths to account after the supermarket giant disclosed Wednesday it had underpaid thousands of employees up to […]

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After landmark Myer ruling, settlements in shareholder class actions to stay the norm
Analysis October 25, 2019 8:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A groundbreaking class action ruling by the Federal Court on Thursday that found Myer misled shareholders and accepted the applicant’s market-based causation theory is the […]

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Judge ‘defies anyone’ to understand confusing Surfstitch opt out notice
Class Actions October 25, 2019 10:34 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the legal teams behind two settled Surfstitch class actions to have another crack at the opt out notice, saying the current […]

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Kmart pockets win over streetwear company in cargo pants IP dispute
Intellectual Property October 16, 2019 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kmart has defeated claims by a streetwear company that the retail giant infringed the copyright for its cargo pants and shorts designs. The case was […]

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Surfstitch agrees to settle shareholder class actions, again
Class Actions October 15, 2019 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online fashion retailer Surfstitch has reached an in-principle settlement in two shareholder class actions, about nine months after an initial agreement to resolve the dispute […]

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Sydney Metro loses bid for Tiffany & Co chats in dispute over flagship store
Real Estate October 15, 2019 10:52 am By Miklos Bolza

High-end jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co has won its bid to block Sydney Metro from accessing privileged documents in a dispute over the compulsory acquisition […]

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Dick Smith cases to be heard together, after insurance class action plaintiffs drop discontinuance bid
Class Actions October 15, 2019 11:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has ordered all proceedings against Dick Smith to be heard concurrently during a marathon three month trial, after the plaintiffs in a shareholder […]

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Target, Big W admit breaking the law in dealings with customers, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection October 15, 2019 1:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Retailers Target and Big W have admitted they breached the consumer laws and potentially misled customers complaining about faulty Sony PlayStations and Dyson appliances, the […]

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Ex-Dick Smith directors seek damages against Deloitte over $520M float
Class Actions October 11, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two former Dick Smith directors targeted by dual class actions have expanded their case against Deloitte over the retailer’s 2016 collapse, saying if the company […]

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