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‘Harsh and draconian’: Judge shoots down bid for class closure in combustible cladding action
Class Actions June 1, 2020 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a “harsh and draconian” class closure order sought by German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites in a class action against it over […]

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Ex-CEO of Ferrari can’t keep lid on unfair dismissal case
Employment June 1, 2020 5:23 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has dismissed an attempt by the ex-CEO of Ferrari Australasia to keep an unlawful termination lawsuit brought against the car maker under wraps, after he dropped the proceedings earlier this month.  

Dover ignored lawyers’ warnings about ‘misleading’ client policy, court hears
Financial Services June 1, 2020 5:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Dover Financial director Terry McMaster on Monday admitted to personally drafting a so-called client protection policy described by a judge as an “exercise in Orwellian doublespeak”, as the court heard evidence that the defunct financial firm ignored red flags raised by two law firms about the policy.

Media giants suffer another blow in defamation case over Facebook comments
Defamation June 1, 2020 8:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Australian media outlets are facing liability for defamatory remarks left under news articles they posted on Facebook, after a court of appeal found that the companies are publishers of the third-party comments.

Sportsbet fires off trade mark lawsuit against betting site
Intellectual Property June 1, 2020 3:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has filed a lawsuit against betting competitor Sportsbetting.com.au for alleged trade mark infringement and consumer law violations.

‘I won’t do it. It’s a lie’: Former GC claims Meriton sacked him for refusing to lie in court
Employment May 29, 2020 12:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former group general counsel of Meriton is suing the property giant and billionaire real estate developer Harry Triguboff for unfair dismissal, claiming he was fired for refusing to lie to the court.

Judge awards $253,000 to lead plaintiff in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions May 29, 2020 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in the Queensland floods class action has been awarded more than $253,000 in compensation from the state government and two dam operators, which were found to have been jointly liable for damage from the 2011 disaster which destroyed 2,000 homes.

Quintis class action settlement delayed again over $46M insurance question
Class Actions May 29, 2020 5:16 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis has been delayed for a second time, as the parties continue to investigate the company’s eleventh-hour revelation that it may have extra insurance, which, according to the lawyers of one class action, could be worth $46 million to group members.

Concrete company files cross claims against structural engineer in Opal Tower melee
Class Actions May 29, 2020 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete company dragged into a class action over the ill-fated Opal Tower has launched its own legal volley against the engineering consultant behind […]

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Down N’ Out to appeal ‘cheeky’ In-N-Out Burger trade mark infringement ruling
Intellectual Property May 29, 2020 12:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An Australian burger chain that opened in Sydney as a tribute to the popular American burger franchise In-N-Out is set to appeal a trademark infringement […]

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