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Five law firms to spar over liability in $15M Dover Financial negligence case
Financial Services 2020-11-18 12:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two more law firms have been joined to a lawsuit by defunct financial advisor Dover Financial accusing three law firms of providing negligent advice regarding […]

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Craft brewery can’t overturn cancellation of ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-11-04 7:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne-based craft brewery has failed to save its ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark, with the Full Federal Court dismissing its appeal and finding that a […]

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Court approves one of the first video opt out notices in a class action
Class Actions 2020-10-30 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has approved what is thought to be only the second ever audio-visual opt out notice in a class action, a move that […]

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Judge ‘troubled’ by firm’s bid to add client’s brother-in-law to $745,000 fee spat
Real Estate 2020-10-29 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised a law firm that is suing its former client, Melbourne cafe Barfly’s, for $745,000 in legal fees after the firm sought […]

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In partial win for QBE, judge pares back ANZ add-on insurance class action
Class Actions 2020-10-20 9:36 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided in part with QBE Insurance and pared back a class action over allegedly worthless add-on insurance sold by ANZ to credit […]

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Game over for Monster Energy’s opposition to ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-10-19 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down Monster Energy’s opposition to Japanese software company Mixi registering the ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark in Australia for its popular video […]

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Judge says video would be ‘inappropriate’ in Westpac class action opt out notice
Class Actions 2020-09-30 4:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has scrapped a proposed video link sought by Slater and Gordon to be included in an opt out notice to group members in […]

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Law firm in fee dispute with Barfly’s loses urgent bid for $745,000
Real Estate 2020-09-30 2:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

A law firm that negotiated a $2.4 million settlement for Melbourne’s Barfly’s in a negligence suit against the Bourke Street cafe’s former solicitors is now […]

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QBE looks to shrink ANZ add on insurance class action 
Class Actions 2020-08-25 10:48 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Insurer QBE wants to downsize a massive class action brought against it and banking giant ANZ over the sale of allegedly worthless add on insurance. […]

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VW rightly hit with $125M fine after ‘starving’ judge of evidence, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-12 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has been urged to uphold a judge’s $125 million penalty against Volkswagen in the ACCC’s case over the car maker’s emissions cheating, […]

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