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Court orders G8 class action plaintiff to provide unredacted funding agreement
Class Actions 2021-04-12 11:00 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the lead applicant in a shareholder class action against G8 Education to hand over an unredacted funding agreement to the childcare […]

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Volkswagen loses appeal of landmark $125M fine in ‘turning point’ for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 8:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Volkswagen has lost its challenge to a landmark $125 million Dieselgate penalty handed down by a judge who lambasted a $75 million fine proposed by the ACCC as “manifestly inadequate”, in what ACCC chair Rod Sims told Lawyerly was a “turning point” for the regulator to push for higher fines.

‘Significant allegations’: ASIC ordered to flesh out case against REST
Financial Services 2021-04-09 2:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered ASIC to flesh out its case accusing the Retail Employees Superannuation of misleading members about their ability to move their super out of the REST Trust, given the “significant” allegations that a deliberate system was behind the superannuation trustee’s alleged misconduct.

CBA denies fiduciary duty owed to group members in insurance ‘rort’ class action
Class Actions 2021-03-29 1:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Commonwealth Bank of Australia subsidiaries have denied that they owed fiduciary duties to group members in a class action over allegedly excessive insurance premiums […]

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AIG can’t avoid bill for Murray Goulburn class action, judge rules
Insurance 2021-03-26 6:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurer AIG Australia will have to pay collapsed diary processing firm Murray Goulburn at least $8.85 million after a court ruled it was liable to […]

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Juno and Bristol-Myers Squibb suffer losses in Revlimid patent war
Intellectual Property 2021-03-25 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A patent battle between Juno Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb over the blockbuster drug Revlimid has seen both sides suffer early losses, with a judge dismissing […]

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High Court to hear Glencore shipping fee fight with Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-17 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Port of Newcastle and mining giant Glencore over access charges to shipping channels used […]

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Group members to get more than half of $37.75M Estia class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-03-02 3:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

More than half of the $37.75 million settlement reached in a shareholder class action against aged care provider Estia Health will be left for distribution […]

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Maurice Blackburn defeats case by State Street over Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property 2021-02-25 7:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has successfully defended a consumer law and intellectual property lawsuit brought over its use of a replica of the famous Fearless […]

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Murray Goulburn insurer says it shouldn’t be on the hook for class action settlement
Insurance 2021-02-23 3:06 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Murray Goulburn insurer AIG Australia says it should not have to pay 20 per cent of a $42 million class action settlement reached by the […]

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