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‘That’s something that happens in Victoria’: NSW judge hesitant to reallocate VW class actions settlement approval
Class Actions September 16, 2019 10:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing multiple class actions against Volkswagen over its dieselgate emissions scandal has said he will “need persuading” before reallocating the settlement approval to […]

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Pan Macmillan settles crime book defamation case for $100,000 after defence struck out
Defamation September 13, 2019 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Publisher Pan Macmillan and nightclub magnate John Ibrahim have reached a $100,000 settlement in a defamation case brought by Sydney identity Thomas Domican over what […]

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3A Composites issues ultimatum in combustible cladding class action
Class Actions September 12, 2019 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

German-based 3A Composites has issued an ultimatum in the high-stakes combustible cladding class action against it, saying it will try to shut down the matter […]

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Third judge in Norton Rose ex-partner dispute refuses to step down amid accusations of ‘absurdly obtuse’ bias
Employment August 29, 2019 9:39 pm By Amelia Birnie

The third judge assigned to oversee a lawsuit filed against law firm Norton Rose Fulbright by a former partner has refused to recuse himself on […]

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Norwegian shipping company to plead guilty to criminal cartel charge
Competition & Consumer Protection August 29, 2019 11:10 am By Miklos Bolza

One month after Japanese shipping company K-Line was hit with a $34.5 million fine for cartel conduct, Norwegian shipping firm Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS has […]

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Pan Macmillan’s ‘tenuous’ defence struck out in defamation suit over Kings Cross crime book
Article August 29, 2019 12:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has partially struck out publisher Pan Macmillan Australia’s defence in a defamation case brought by Sydney identity Thomas Domican over a “fleeting […]

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Geoffrey Rush loses bid to muzzle publisher in defamation case
Defamation August 28, 2019 10:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Actor Geoffrey Rush has come up short in his bid for an injunction blocking The Daily Telegraph from repeating allegations in the successful defamation case […]

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3A Composites challenges commonality in cladding class action
Class Actions August 27, 2019 9:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

3A Composites has slammed the pleadings in a class action against it over allegedly combustible cladding, questioning whether the stated common issues are actually common […]

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Norwegian shipping company hit with criminal cartel charge
Competition & Consumer Protection August 23, 2019 9:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Norway-based shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS has become the third international shipper to be charged with price fixing in Australia, just three weeks after […]

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Fairfax appeals $280K Chau Chak Wing defamation judgment, says journo didn’t lie
Defamation August 15, 2019 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fairfax Media has challenged a judge’s “gravely serious” suggestion that one of its journalists lied about a confidential source, during the first day of a […]

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