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Adero hits Hays, Stellar Personnel with employment class actions
Employment January 7, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adero Law has filed class actions against labour hire companies Hays and Stellar Personnel on behalf of casual miners who allege they were entitled to […]

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Casual worker test case to be heard by Full Court
Employment December 21, 2018 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A case that challenges the test for determining casual employment under the Fair Work Act is a matter of public importance and will be heard […]

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Union merger challenge shot down by Federal Court
Employment December 14, 2018 11:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

An employer group has lost an appeal to the Full Federal Court to overturn the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union with two […]

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Insurance broker JLT hit with class action over excessive premiums
Class Actions December 7, 2018 1:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Quinn Emanuel has hit global insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson with a class action for allegedly charging local councils in NSW hundreds of millions of dollars […]

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Trade mark reputation not a factor in deceptively similar cases: Full Court
Intellectual Property December 4, 2018 8:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge applied the “wrong test” when he considered the reputation of a trade mark in an infringement case alleging the marks of rival meat […]

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Shareholder cases account for 50% of new class actions, report says
Class Actions November 30, 2018 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholder cases made up half of all class actions filed in the past two years, and are to blame for an “unprecedented spike” in class […]

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Funder wants major role in common fund challenge
Class Actions November 12, 2018 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Regency Funding has sought leave to intervene as a major player in one of two challenges to the courts’ powers to issue common […]

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‘Ingenuity’ needed for software-aided biz method patent, IP Australia says
Intellectual Property November 9, 2018 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A software-implemented business method could be patentable if programmed into a computer with “some ingenuity”, IP Australia told the Full Federal Court as a landmark […]

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Challenges to common fund orders to be heard together, Chief Justice says
Appeals November 8, 2018 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield and Miklos Bolza

Two far-reaching appeals challenging the court’s power to order all members of an open class action to pay a litigation funder will be heard together, […]

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Full Court urged to take ‘nuanced’ view of software patentability
Intellectual Property November 8, 2018 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fintech company Encompass has asked the Full Federal Court to take a more “nuanced” approach to software patentability than the one currently held by IP […]

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