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Jellycat accuses Kmart of selling knockoff Bashful Bunny plush toy
Intellectual Property 2022-01-20 7:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The battle of the bunnies has begun as London-based soft toy designer Jellycat sues Kmart for stocking an alleged knockoff of its eminently popular ‘Bashful […]

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Court asked to find Retail Food Group class action exempt from MIS rules
Class Actions 2022-01-18 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action against franchise giant Retail Food Group wants to head off any challenge to its funding agreement with a court order that the […]

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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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Cotton On lashes out at infringement claims, says copying rife in fashion industry
Intellectual Property 2021-12-21 4:08 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Retail giant Cotton On has hit back at allegations of copyright infringement from rival surf and streetwear label Ghanda, telling a judge that copying is […]

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Judge ‘taken aback’ by Maddocks’ settlement stance in $30M negligence case
Professional Negligence 2021-12-20 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maddocks has been ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in indemnity costs for “throwing good money after bad” in failing to consider […]

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‘Troubled’ judge won’t sign off on Woolworths class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-12-15 5:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Saying it will only benefit the law firm and lead applicants, a judge has refused to approve a settlement in an underpayments class action against […]

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NAB, HSBC should pay for Dick Smith receivers’ court loss, judge hears
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-15 6:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank and HSBC should be “jointly and severally liable” to pay a portion of the costs of a failed case brought by Dick […]

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Romeo’s to pay $1.55M to employees in class action settlement
Employment 2021-12-06 11:47 am By Christine Caulfield

Romeo’s will pay $1.55 million to registered group members as part of a settlement of two class actions alleging the supermarket chain underpaid staff. The […]

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Romeo’s settles two underpayments class actions
Class Actions 2021-11-23 1:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket chain Romeo’s has reached a settlement in two class actions alleging staff were underpaid, but details of the agreements are scant. Class action firm […]

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Myer faces lawsuit over $4.2M in unpaid rent during COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus 2021-11-08 2:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Department store chain Myer has been hit with a lawsuit for allegedly failing to pay over $4.2 million in rent for its flagship store on […]

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