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‘A very expensive lesson’: Ultra Tune to sue former auditors, lawyers over $2M franchising penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-20 11:58 am By Amelia Birnie

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune is preparing negligence suits against its former lawyers and auditors, after the company on Friday won a $590,000 reduction […]

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Zoetis loses challenge over security for costs in horse vaccine class action
Class Actions 2019-09-03 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down a challenge to a ruling denying horse vaccine maker Zoetis’ application for security for costs in an unfunded […]

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Crown can appeal ruling that freed Chinese employees to talk to lawyers
Appeals 2019-08-29 10:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts has been given the greenlight to challenge a court order allowing former employees to talk to lawyers for a class action over its […]

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CFMEU launches union-funded class action against Workpac
Employment 2019-08-21 4:47 pm By Amelia Birnie

The CFMEU will fund a landmark multi-million dollar class action against labour hire company Workpac seeking repayment of leave entitlements it claims are owed to […]

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Litigation must not descend into ‘staged trench warfare’, top judge tells ASIC, ANZ
Financial Services 2019-08-16 11:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court’s top judge has urged ASIC and ANZ to continue their “litigation good faith” in the corporate cop’s action over $35 million in […]

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Ultra Tune appeals ‘manifestly excessive’ penalty for breaching Franchising Code
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-12 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has argued in a Full Federal Court appeal that a $1.07 million penalty in an ACCC case was “manifestly […]

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Full Court docket stacked with class action appeals
Appeals 2019-08-08 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court is set to hear appeals in four class actions in the August sitting, giving the court a chance to address important […]

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Icon sues insurers for $11M in coverage for Opal Tower saga
Insurance 2019-07-30 7:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction group Icon Co has dragged insurers Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE Underwriting to court for allegedly refusing to provide coverage after the Opal Tower […]

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Pitcher Partners can’t escape $5.6M judgment over concealed accounting botch job
Appeals 2019-07-23 1:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pitcher Partners has lost its challenge to a ruling socking it with a $5.6 million bill for an accounting error concealed from client Neville’s Bus […]

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AIG loses appeal over insolvency exclusion in Kaboko Mining D&O policy
Insurance 2019-06-14 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AIG Australia has failed to convince the Full Federal Court that an insolvency exclusion in a directors and officers policy held by Kaboko Mining should […]

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