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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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Ex-Tennis Australia directors lose bid for ASIC chats with witnesses
White Collar September 9, 2019 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two former directors of Tennis Australia can’t access chats between ASIC and other executives from the tennis body, with a judge finding the documents recording […]

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Federal Court approval of funding commission recognises risks faced by funders
Expert Insights September 9, 2019 3:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a recent decision, Federal Court Justice Jonathan Beach approved the settlement of the securities class action against Sirtex Medical Limited. The approval included the […]

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State Street can use evidence from Maurice Blackburn case in US suit against Fearless Girl artist
Intellectual Property September 6, 2019 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

State Street Global Advisors has been given the go-ahead to use evidence unearthed in its trade mark and copyright action against Maurice Blackburn over the […]

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ACCC loses appeal in cartel case over coal mining licences
Appeals September 4, 2019 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has failed in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its bid-rigging case over mining exploration licences involving Cascade […]

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Zoetis loses challenge over security for costs in horse vaccine class action
Class Actions September 3, 2019 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down a challenge to a ruling denying horse vaccine maker Zoetis’ application for security for costs in an unfunded […]

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Cryosite wins $1M settlement over legal advice behind gun-jumping case
Competition & Consumer Protection August 28, 2019 7:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

Biotech company Cryosite has agreed to a $1 million settlement for losses resulting from legal advice received in relation to a merger agreement that left […]

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Bellamy’s interests protected without class action cost-capping, Full Court says
Appeals August 28, 2019 8:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns about duplicative costs in multiple class actions are better addressed by case management decisions aimed at cutting excessive expense, not by limiting the amount […]

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Facebook, Instagram were entitled to block Aussie startup’s access, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection August 26, 2019 3:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook and Instagram have denied allegations they breached Australia’s competition law when they terminated the accounts of a Melbourne-based startup, saying they were entitled to […]

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Full Court tosses Bellamy’s class action cost-capping appeal
Appeals August 26, 2019 9:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bellamy’s has lost its appeals court battle to limit the costs incurred by lawyers jointly running two shareholder class actions against the baby food maker. […]

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