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Settlement reached in shareholder class action against Vocation, auditor PWC
Class Actions 2020-09-18 10:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A shareholder class action against Vocation that has spanned five years and spawned multiple cross claims against the failed training company’s auditor, law firm and […]

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Virgin administration ignites legal fight over jet engines
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-03 5:54 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A US-based aviation leasing company has launched proceedings against Virgin Australia and its administrators, seeking possession of aircraft engines and other parts in the first […]

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Mylan loses Lipidil appeal, despite court finding proof of intention not needed for Swiss-style claims
Intellectual Property 2020-07-03 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mylan Health has lost its challenge to a ruling that invalidated three patents related to its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipidil, despite the appeals court finding […]

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Sequenom’s ‘incorporeal’ prenatal genetic test unpatentable, Ariosa tells Full Court
Intellectual Property 2020-06-29 9:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ariosa Diagnostics is fighting to revoke a patent for noninvasive prenatal test owned by Sequenom, arguing it merely describes how to extract “incorporeal” genetic information […]

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Full Federal Court to rule on common fund order question in 7-Eleven class actions
Class Actions 2020-09-29 2:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court will weigh in on whether common fund orders can be made at settlement in two class actions against 7-Eleven, with a […]

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Funder behind Fair Work class actions a ‘litigation bounty hunter’, Full Court hears
Employment 2020-07-27 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facing accusations of being a “litigation bounty hunter”, litigation funder Augusta Ventures has made its bid before the Full Federal Court to overturn a landmark […]

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ACCC takes Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal challenge to High Court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-26 10:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator wants the High Court to hear its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, saying […]

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Parties in 7-Eleven class actions clash over costs after $3.1M discovery ‘blowout’
Franchise 2020-06-22 4:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The parties in two class actions brought against 7-Eleven on behalf of franchisees have clashed over the convenience store giant’s alleged $3.1 million discovery costs […]

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7-Eleven class actions mull contempt motion after losing appeal over franchisee communications
Class Actions 2020-03-27 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in two class actions against 7-Eleven are considering bringing a contempt of court motion against the convenience store giant after the Full […]

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ASIC won’t appeal Westpac responsible lending case to High Court
Financial Services 2020-07-22 2:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC has dropped its fight with Westpac over the bank’s financial assessment of home loan borrowers following political pressure, citing the “challenging economic circumstances”. The […]

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