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Funder sells stake in Commonwealth Bank class action for $7.5M
Class Actions 2022-06-30 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A litigation funder has reaped $7.5 million from the sale of a 20 per cent stake in a shareholder class action against the Commonwealth Bank […]

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Judge wants to wait on commission, costs in $20M BSA class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-22 12:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge who will oversee an upcoming hearing for approval of a $20 million settlement in a class action against Optus contractor BSA has urged […]

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Meta wants details of tech capabilities kept under wraps in ACCC case
Cryptocurrency 2022-06-09 7:23 pm By Sam Matthews

Facebook owner Meta is fighting for broad non-publication orders in its battle with the ACCC over material it says could prejudice jury members in criminal […]

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Roof tiling companies to cop penalty in ACCC cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-31 9:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two Sydney roof tiling businesses have made admissions in civil penalty proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleging they rigged bids for […]

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In tossing inventor’s IP challenge, Full Court says essential oil a ‘staple commercial product’
Intellectual Property 2022-05-27 10:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Full Federal Court has rejected an Australian inventor’s appeal of a ruling that found three manufacturers of essential oil products did not infringe his […]

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Quintis class action settlement takes hit as insurers win appeal
Insurance 2022-05-19 4:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two insurers have won an appeal that blocks group members in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis from receiving a further $11.25 million after […]

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Viagogo loses appeal of $7M penalty for duping consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-18 2:03 pm By Sam Matthews

Viagogo has lost a bid to overturn a $7 million penalty handed down after a judge found the ticket reseller misled customers on an “industrial […]

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Ford pushing for 10-day hearing in ‘all-in appeal’ of complex class action decision
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-17 3:01 pm By Sam Matthews

Ford is seeking an extended hearing of its appeal from a class action judgment in favour of 185,000 vehicle owners over their allegedly defective cars, […]

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Bayer drops challenge over patent extension for contraceptive drug
Intellectual Property 2022-05-09 1:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bayer has dropped its appeal to a ruling that quashed an extension for its patent covering an oral contraceptive, after the Full Court dealt drug […]

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Judge erred in finding AI can be patent inventor, Full Court says
Intellectual Property 2022-04-14 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has overturned a landmark judgment which found artificial intelligence can be named as an inventor on patent applications, in a decision which […]

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