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Adani defeats appeal in native title challenge to Queensland coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources July 12, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A group of Indigenous Australians opposed to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has lost an appeal of a ruling dismissing a native title case […]

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Judges shoot down last-minute bid to amend Adani native title appeal
Appeals June 5, 2019 12:12 pm By Amelia Birnie

A group of Indigenous Australians opposed to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland have lost an eleventh hour bid to add extra grounds to their […]

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Singaporean company to be dragged into Hill & Smith road safety barrier patent dispute
Intellectual Property May 29, 2019 9:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

UK-based building products giant Hill & Smith Holdings wants to drag a Singaporean entity into its road safety patent dispute with Australian company Safe Barriers, […]

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Banknote maker CCL Secure wins dramatic cut of $65M judgment in ‘shabby fraud’ case
Appeals May 24, 2019 10:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has slashed a damages judgment against international banknote manufacturer CCL Secure in a case alleging it tricked its Nigerian agent into signing […]

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Mills Oakley helped uncover client’s false evidence, court hears
Intellectual Property March 14, 2019 7:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former top executive at railway technology company Wavetrain has been referred to the Commonwealth Attorney General for possible criminal proceedings after its solicitors at […]

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Common fund rulings a boon for class action litigation funders, experts say
Analysis March 1, 2019 9:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two rulings Friday keeping alive the common fund order are a ringing endorsement by the courts of the important role that litigation funders play in […]

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Judges have the power to issue common fund orders, appeals courts rule
Class Actions March 1, 2019 8:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders in class actions are legal and not unconstitutional, six judges found Friday after a history-making joint sitting of two appeals courts. With […]

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Wavetrain drops bid to block Next Generation from talking about its IP
Intellectual Property February 25, 2019 2:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Railway technology company Wavetrain Systems has dropped its bid for a court order barring a  competitor started by its former CEO from making allegedly false […]

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Judge slams Fuchs evidence as ‘absolute garbage’ in spat over privileged docs
Intellectual Property February 13, 2019 10:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has panned evidence put on by Fuchs Lubricants in a patent dispute with Quaker Chemical as “woefully inadequate” and “absolutely garbage”, partially shooting […]

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Atomic coffee machine distributor roasted in appeal of trade mark decision
Intellectual Property January 15, 2019 8:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian distributor of Atomic coffee machines has lost a Federal Court appeal of an IP Australia decision allowing the registration of the Atomic trade […]

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