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Judge slams notice of ‘very light’ GetSwift class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-10-18 3:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised a proposed settlement notice in a shareholder class action against GetSwift for failing to inform group members of how much they […]

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Class action firms circle Star following $1B share price plunge
Class Actions 2021-10-18 1:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Star Entertainment Group is facing two possible shareholder class actions over alleged failures in the management of its anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing risks.

ACCC seeks $90M penalty for Trivago’s ‘startlingly misleading’ hotel deals
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-18 4:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $90 million penalty against Trivago for the “startlingly misleading” ranking system used on its travel price comparison website.

Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that found it had a duty of care to protect Australian children from the effects of climate change.

Son of ex-Qantas chairman takes airline to court again
Employment 2021-10-18 1:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The 64-year-old son of former Qantas chairman Sir Lenox Hewitt, who sued the airline for age discrimination earlier this year, has taken the company to court again alleging he’s owed over $90,000 in compensation.

AMP wins bid to shield emails in $35.5M poaching dispute
Contracts 2021-10-18 10:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Software company DST Bluedoor has lost its bid to access communications between its former founding director and AMP in a $35.5 million lawsuit accusing the financial services company of inducing 11 DST employees to jump ship after licensing its online platform.

Colin Biggers & Paisley swallows up Melbourne law firm
Business of Law 2021-10-18 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has pulled off a merger in the middle of lockdown, acquiring a Melbourne law firm that will boost its partner count by six.

Settlement talks fail in Pitcher Partners, Arnold Bloch Leibler class actions
Class Actions 2021-10-15 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two class actions against Pitcher Partners and Arnold Bloch Leibler over advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition will proceed to trial next month after mediation between the parties failed to resolve the cases.

Christian Porter targets former Solicitor-General’s briefs in Jo Dyer appeal
Defamation 2021-10-15 2:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Attorney-General Christian Porter wants to rely on new evidence relating to former Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson SC as he appeals the removal of his high […]

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Seven Network sues 7-Eleven in escalating trade mark feud
Intellectual Property 2021-10-15 3:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Seven Network is seeking to remove several trade marks and logos registered to 7-Eleven, in a lawsuit filed just three months after the convenience store […]

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