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Sobering moment: D’Aquino Bros barred from labeling booze as Scotch
Intellectual Property November 19, 2019 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has settled a trade mark infringement lawsuit brought by the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association, after agreeing to injunctions barring it […]

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Multiplex wants Hastie liquidators to pay up for betting on set-off limitation
Restructuring & Insolvency November 15, 2019 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Multiplex is calling for the liquidators of collapsed engineering services group Hastie to pay its costs, and pay now, for pursuing an action to recover […]

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Vocation class action lumbers on with pared claims
Class Actions November 11, 2019 4:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Certain claims in a shareholder class action against insolvent training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers have been dropped, as the long-running case awaits a new […]

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Stage set for battle over court’s power to vary class action funding agreements
Analysis October 22, 2019 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision refusing to approve a $42 million settlement in a shareholder class action against Murray Goulburn because of a “too high” funder’s commission […]

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Full Federal Court reimposes ban on Prime Trust directors
White Collar October 15, 2019 12:43 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has reimposed bans against four former directors of collapsed retirement village owner Prime Trust, including former federal health minister Michael Wooldridge, […]

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‘Only briefed yesterday’: Arnold Bloch Leibler barrister raises ire in class action
Class Actions October 11, 2019 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Counsel for a class action against Arnold Bloch Leibler alleging negligence over advice to Slater & Gordon has criticised the law firm’s barrister for seeking […]

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With Full Court still out, judge vacates trial date in Vocation class action
Class Actions October 11, 2019 10:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Awaiting a Full Court ruling in a case involving similar claims of privilege against self-incrimination by partners at another accounting giant, the judge in a […]

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Law firm faces class action over Slater & Gordon acquisition advice
Business of Law September 18, 2019 9:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

An elite Melbourne law firm has become the latest target of Slater & Gordon shareholders whose stock went south after the plaintiffs firm’s disastrous $1.2 […]

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‘That’s something that happens in Victoria’: NSW judge hesitant to reallocate VW class actions settlement approval
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing multiple class actions against Volkswagen over its dieselgate emissions scandal has said he will “need persuading” before reallocating the settlement approval to […]

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TPG founder’s evidence means ‘anything can happen’, says judge hearing Vodafone merger battle
Competition & Consumer Protection September 12, 2019 2:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing Vodafone’s court battle with the competition regulator over a proposed merger with TPG questioned TPG founder David Teoh when the billionaire boss […]

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