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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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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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ASIC bans former Theta director over defective product disclosures
Financial Services 2021-05-14 2:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has banned the former managing director of collapsed financial services provider Theta Asset Management from providing financial services for […]

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SMH editor added to Sydney criminal lawyer’s defamation case
Defamation 2021-04-23 10:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A criminal defence lawyer who represented convicted criminal Salim Mehajer has won court approval to join the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald to her […]

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ATO wins appeal over $2.3M Auctus R&D tax refund mistake
Tax 2021-03-23 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has successfully appealed a Federal Court decision finding it could not recover an R&D tax offset refund of around $2.3 million […]

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In win for ACCC, Full Court says vulnerability not essential to proving unconscionable conduct
Appeals 2021-03-22 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has ruled that unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law is not confined to exploitation of vulnerable parties, in an “extremely […]

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Avoiding ‘dangers’ of GetSwift approach, judge will jointly hear class actions over Slater & Gordon advice
Class Actions 2021-03-05 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing two class actions over legal and accounting advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous Quindell acquisition has said he will hear […]

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Full Court to hear another appeal over computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property 2021-03-04 2:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has been asked to consider an appeal of a judge’s ruling backing the position of the Commissioner of Patents that two […]

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Computer-implemented invention fails again to pass patent test
Intellectual Property 2021-02-01 3:35 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Federal Court has once again sided with the Commissioner of Patents in a challenge to a ruling that patents for a computer-implemented invention did […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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