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High Court refuses special leave to losing GetSwift class action
Appeals April 18, 2019 10:48 am By Christine Caulfied

The battle over competing shareholder class actions against logistics tech company GetSwift is over, with the High Court rejecting a bid by one of the […]

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Pitcher Partners weighs cross claim against Ernst & Young in class actions over Slater & Gordon financials
Class Actions April 23, 2019 4:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners, which is facing two shareholder class actions over auditing work for Slater & Gordon, is considering filing claims of its own against the law firm’s current auditor, Ernst & Young.

ANZ settles class actions by 7-Eleven franchisees
Class Actions April 15, 2019 10:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ANZ has reached an in-principle settlement in two class actions alleging it breached its responsible lending obligations by providing loans to purchasers of 7-Eleven franchises […]

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Ex-Slater & Gordon directors can’t dismiss Pitcher Partners’ cross claims in class actions
Class Actions April 9, 2019 4:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by former directors of Slater & Gordon to throw out cross claims brought by Pitcher Partners in two shareholder […]

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Lundbeck sues IP Australia, Sandoz to escape undertaking over Lexapro licence
Intellectual Property April 9, 2019 4:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global pharmaceutical giant Lundbeck has launched a bid to escape a prior undertaking blocking it from appealing a court’s decision that allowed four generic drug […]

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ATO wins appeal over share sale by Cayman Islands-based private equity funds
Tax April 3, 2019 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has sided with the tax office in a dispute against two corporate limited partnerships formed in the Cayman Islands, finding that ATO […]

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Click Energy to pay $900,000 for misleading customers about their power bills
Competition & Consumer Protection March 26, 2019 10:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Electricity retailer Click Energy has been ordered to pay $900,000 in penalties for misleading consumers about discounts on their energy bills. Federal Court Justice John […]

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Maurice Blackburn to challenge ruling in favour of ATO over bushfire tax bill
Appeals March 19, 2019 11:55 am By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has not given up its fight with the Australian Taxation Office over a multimillion dollar tax liability on record-setting class action payout for […]

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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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