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BHP loses ‘highly problematic’ bid to exclude foreign investors from class action
Appeals 2021-06-03 10:10 am By Cindy Cameronne

Global resources giant BHP Group has lost an appeal in its fight to exclude foreign investors from a shareholder class action over the 2015 Fundao […]

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Freedom Foods loses second bid to have $20M Blue Diamond feud heard in Australia
Arbitration 2021-05-28 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Freedom Foods’ dispute with Blue Diamond Growers over an almond licensing deal will be heard by an arbitrator in California after an appeals court rejected […]

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BHP tells Full Court class action regime only for Australian residents
Class Actions 2021-05-21 11:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global resources giant BHP Group has asked the Full Court to rule foreign investors should be excluded from a shareholder class action over the 2015 […]

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Fuchs wins ruling invalidating Quakers’ mining patents
Intellectual Property 2021-05-06 10:08 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian arm of Fuchs Lubricants has succeeded in invalidating two patents owned by Quakers Chemicals, with the Full Federal Court finding the inventions were […]

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Futura Resources unit loses appeal of R&D tax offsets over coking coal project
Tax 2021-05-03 12:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A unit of coal mining company Futura Resources has failed to convince the Full Federal Court to allow it to register a 2012 coking coal […]

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NAB class action over MySuper put on ice as invalidity ruling challenged
Financial Services 2021-04-22 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Federal Court class action against two NAB units over $6.3 billion in super funds is on hold after lawyers for the applicant filed an […]

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ACCC to fight production of JPMorgan witness statements in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-22 5:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge who vowed last year to move a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement to trial “before we all retire” […]

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ATO prepared to rule out prosecuting PwC for tax offences after privilege fight
Tax 2021-04-16 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has told a judge it would be prepared to “give comfort” to PricewaterhouseCoopers that it will not prosecute the accounting giant […]

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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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ASIC triumphs in ‘bad advice’ case against IOOF unit
Financial Services 2021-03-24 12:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former financial advisor employed by an IOOF unit accused of taking hefty commissions for steering investors towards risky investments contravened the financial advice provisions […]

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