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Judge OKs $42.5M Cash Converters settlement, plaintiffs firm to pocket $12.4M
Class Actions March 24, 2020 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has signed off on a $42.5 million settlement of a class action against Cash Converters, brought on behalf of consumers that look out […]

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On the line: Federal Court keeps wheels of justice turning by telephone
Business of Law March 20, 2020 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has updated guidance on its response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying it is working with lawyers to ensure as many hearings listed […]

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Six-year delay in judge’s ruling ‘deplorable’, Full Court says in Boral sex harassment case
Employment February 20, 2020 4:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Wood products giant Boral Timber has been found vicariously liable for a male worker’s sexual harrassment of a female colleague, with an appeals court overturning […]

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Rokt parries blows from Full Court as it looks to save software patent
Intellectual Property February 10, 2020 9:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark ruling granting fintech Rokt’s application for a software patent has come under attack before the Full Federal Court, with the judges expressing skepticism […]

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Domain sues startup rival Zango over ‘misleading’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection February 6, 2020 12:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online real estate giant Domain has filed a lawsuit against an up-and-coming competitor in the property listings market, alleging the startup’s ads misleadingly claim it […]

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Hill & Smith employee who jumped ship to face patent claims
Intellectual Property January 13, 2020 8:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

UK-based company Hill & Smith Holdings has won court approval to expand its patent case against Australia-based Safe Barriers Pty Ltd for allegedly infringing its […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Full Court says Oxworks wrongly awarded extra damages in patent suit
Intellectual Property January 9, 2020 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has provided clarity around additional damages in patent cases by reducing the penalties liable to be paid by an Australian fencing […]

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider to fly Down Under for trial in IP spat with Clive Palmer
Intellectual Property November 6, 2019 4:09 pm By Hannah Gee

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will fly to Australia to give evidence at the trial of a copyright case against Clive Palmer over the band’s […]

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High Court to hear Securency appeal after $65M ‘shabby fraud’ award slashed
Article October 23, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted a Nigerian agent tricked into terminating his contract with international bank note manufacturer CCL Secure special leave to appeal a […]

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