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Incentive-based funding commission dropped in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions June 28, 2019 12:48 pm By Amelia Birnie

The funder backing the IAG add-on insurance class action has agreed to a fixed 25 per cent commission, after the plaintiff copped criticism from a […]

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Hundreds of privileged advice docs accidentally disclosed in Radio Rentals class action
Class Actions June 21, 2019 6:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for Radio Rentals are trying to take back hundreds of potentially privileged documents in a consumer class action over the company’s ‘Rent, Try, $1 […]

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US seafood giant Trident loses appeal in trade mark row with Aussie food company
Intellectual Property June 20, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

US-based Trident Seafoods has lost a Federal Court fight with an Australian-based Asian food company over three trade marks for the word ‘Trident’. The Full […]

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Ex-CEO accuses Radio Rentals of withholding documents crucial to class action defence
Class Actions June 6, 2019 6:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The former CEO of Radio Rentals, who has been dragged into a class action against the company, claims he can’t properly defend himself because his […]

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Judge questions redacted funder’s commission in IAG class action
Class Actions May 24, 2019 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has raised questions about a redacted funding agreement in a class action against two IAG units over allegedly worthless add-on insurance products, saying […]

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Metlife brings action against AFCA in first court showdown for complaints body
Financial Services May 20, 2019 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurance giant Metlife has launched legal proceedings against the Australian Financial Complaints Authority to challenge a finding in favour of an injured former NSW police […]

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‘Loose with the truth’ broker wins High Court challenge to ASIC ban
Appeals May 15, 2019 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has upheld an appeal by a mortgage broker with a history of run-ins with the law, finding that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal […]

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Ex-Radio Rentals CEO dragged into class action, says he ‘can’t afford lawyers’
Class Actions May 9, 2019 11:13 am By Amelia Birnie

A judge has granted a bid to add former Radio Rentals CEO James Marshall and the beleaguered company’s insurer, AIG Australia, as respondents in a […]

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HWL must produce files in case accusing partner of diverting client funds to pay legal bill
Legal Ethics May 8, 2019 9:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has dismissed HWL Ebsworth’s claims of a “fishing expedition” and granted discovery of a slew of  internal documents relevant to allegations a partner […]

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Reckitt using court to beat competitors, AFT tells judge in spat over Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2019 3:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has accused Nuremol maker Reckitt Benckiser of “happily advertising away” while using the court to shut down AFT’s ads for rival painkiller Maxigesic. […]

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