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BHP can’t shut out foreign group members from class action
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-27 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mining giant BHP has lost a fight to keep foreign group members out of a shareholder class action over the Fundao dam failure in Brazil […]

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AMP clashes with BOLR class action over releases for financial advisers
Financial Services 2020-11-24 6:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers behind a class action against AMP over changes to its buyer of last resort policy have told a court the parties can’t agree on […]

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EnergyAustralia must pay $1.5M for disconnecting vulnerable customers
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-18 6:59 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

EnergyAustralia will cough up $1.5 million in penalties for wrongfully disconnecting eight customers facing serious financial hardship. In his judgment Wednesday, Federal Court Justice Mark […]

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ATO loses landmark case over GST gold scam
Tax 2020-11-17 7:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has been blocked from indirectly recouping GST lost in a major tax scam by allegedly crooked gold traders with the Full […]

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7-Eleven to face new unconscionability claims in franchisee class action
Class Actions 2020-11-13 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions on behalf of 7-Eleven franchisees plan to expand their case against the convenience store chain by adding new allegations of systemic unconscionable […]

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Mylan fails in High Court bid to save patents for top seller Lipidil
Intellectual Property 2020-11-06 12:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to take up Mylan’s challenge to a Full Court ruling upholding the invalidity of three patents for its blockbuster cholesterol […]

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Trivago loses appeal of ruling it misled consumers over hotel listings
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-04 12:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago has lost its challenge to a court ruling that it misled consumers over its ranking of travel accommodation, in what the […]

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Citing dangers of ‘hypothetical postulation’, Full Court declines to answer common fund order question
Class Actions 2020-11-03 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court Federal Court has declined to answer a question posed by 7-Eleven as to whether common fund orders can be made on settlement […]

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7-Eleven says courts have no power to ever make a common fund order
Class Actions 2020-10-27 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court’s majority reasoning in the decision nixing common fund orders at an early stage of a class action leads “inexorably and inevitably” to […]

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Contradictor in 7-Eleven class action backs court’s power to make CFOs
Class Actions 2020-10-20 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A contradictor appointed in two class actions against 7-Eleven will argue before the Full Federal Court that the court has power both in equity and […]

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