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Showdown looms as BHP faces 3rd class action over Brazil mine disaster
Class Actions September 25, 2018 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton has been hit with a third class action in Australia over the 2015 dam failure at its Samarco mine in Brazil, and the […]

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Source code copyright fight settles before damages trial
Intellectual Property September 17, 2018 3:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

On the eve of a hearing into damages, rival pavement engineering companies have resolved a copyright dispute that continued important law on what constitutes infringement […]

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Meriton drops appeal of $3M fine for rigging TripAdvisor reviews
Competition & Consumer Protection September 13, 2018 12:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Meriton has withdrawn its appeal of a ruling that fined the property manager $3 million for manipulating bad reviews on TripAdvisor. The Harry Triguboff-owned company […]

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Corner Hotel wins bid for McDonald’s hipster cafe financials
Intellectual Property September 12, 2018 11:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

McDonald’s must hand over financial records for its Corner Cafe as the trade mark battle launched by Melbourne’s Corner Hotel heads to mediation. Swancom, owner […]

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Merial takes fight over Intervet parasite patent to federal court
Intellectual Property September 12, 2018 11:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Animal drug giant Merial is pushing on with its opposition to rival Intervet’s bid to a patent a non-drug resistant injectable formula for treating animal […]

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Deloitte partners don’t have access to Hastie files, court told
Class Actions September 11, 2018 10:18 pm By Miklos Bolza and Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Deloitte is digging in for a fight over a court order to produce documents to a shareholder class over the firm’s auditing of […]

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Deloitte fights order denying privilege in Hastie class action
Appeals August 31, 2018 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Auditing firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu wants to challenge a ruling that forces some of its partners to hand over evidence to shareholders in a class […]

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CrownBet goes on the attack, says Sportsbet’s trade marks must be revoked
Intellectual Property August 15, 2018 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

In an escalating battle between the online bookmakers, CrownBet has filed a cross claim in a consumer and trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Sportsbet that […]

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McDonald’s to redesign cafe logo after lawsuit by Melbourne’s Corner Hotel
Intellectual Property August 13, 2018 1:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

McDonald’s has agreed to change its Corner Cafe logo, after the famed Corner Hotel in Melbourne filed a lawsuit claiming the global food giant’s new […]

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BHP faces second class action as it seeks to shut down first filed
Class Actions August 3, 2018 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton is facing the possibility of a second shareholder class action over the Fundao dam failure at its mine in Brazil, but the cases […]

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