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Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that […]

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Judge warns AMP it could face 1.2M lawsuits if declassing bid succeeds
Class Actions 2021-10-11 10:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

AMP and a number of its financial planning subsidiaries could face 1.2 million individual claims if they win a bid to declass a group proceeding […]

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Colonial must give class action info on financial position after ‘unsatisfactory’ liability transfer
Financial Services 2021-10-05 2:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has told a Colonial First State Investments unit to provide information about its financial position to the lead applicant in a class action […]

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Latest patent ruling rejecting AI inventorship puts Federal Court in minority
Intellectual Property 2021-09-24 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court’s decision that artificial intelligence can be listed on a patent application as the inventor has become an outlier, as the UK joins […]

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MIS regime to vex class action judges, experts say
Feature 2021-09-23 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

New requirements that funded class actions be run as managed investment schemes will throw up myriad new questions for the courts, with lawyers predicting novel […]

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Cross-claims make new case an abuse of process, Isuzu tells court
Intellectual Property 2021-09-14 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Truck company Isuzu has asked a court to shut down an $18 million lawsuit by Directed Electronics alleging copyright infringement, arguing that its own cross-claims […]

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Judge says MIS regulation ‘doesn’t work’ with class action regime
Class Actions 2021-09-13 11:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Federal Court judge has taken a swipe at new regulations that require class action funding arrangements to be registered as managed investment schemes, saying […]

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Halifax investors file Full Court appeal to boost recovery
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-13 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Approximately 1,000 investors of collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have challenged a court decision concerning the date of the realisation of their investments which decreased […]

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Shareholders fail to prove loss from Babcock & Brown disclosure breaches
Financial Services 2021-09-06 11:49 am By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders of the collapsed Babcock & Brown have failed in their challenge to a ruling tossing their cases for damages for disclosure breaches during the […]

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Commissioner of Patents challenges landmark ruling on artificial intelligence
Appeals 2021-08-30 1:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commissioner of Patents has appealed a landmark judgment that found artificial intelligence can be named an inventor on a patent application. In a world […]

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