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Class action can claim Westpac unit knew about $1.9M Ponzi scheme
Class Actions August 14, 2018 9:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a Westpac unit’s bid to strike allegations that it knew about a $1.9 million Ponzi scheme from a class action alleging […]

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Brambles hit with second shareholder class action
Class Actions August 14, 2018 10:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Chain logistics company Brambles is facing a second class action alleging it breached its continuous disclosure obligations by failing to revise its overly rosy 2017 financial forecast on several occasions.

The most sought-after firms for IP litigation
Intellectual Property August 10, 2018 8:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When it comes to bet-the-company matters that keep corporate counsel awake at night, intellectual property disputes often rank at the top of the list. And […]

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Slater & Gordon beats Maurice Blackburn to court with Brambles class action
Class Actions August 10, 2018 5:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater and Gordon has filed a shareholder class action against Brambles over its allegedly misleading and overly rosy 2017 financial forecasts, beating rival Maurice Blackburn […]

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ObjectiVision can’t overhaul claims in University of Sydney spat over AccuMap
Intellectual Property August 10, 2018 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ophthalmic diagnostic device manufacture ObjectiVision can’t file amended claims for damages following a trial in a copyright and contract case against the University of Sydney, […]

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S&P settlement approved despite ‘extraordinarily large’ funder fee
Class Actions August 9, 2018 9:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has given the green light to a settlement of five class actions against ratings agency S&P Global over toxic financial products, saying despite […]

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Cargill can add details of law firm meeting to case against Viterra
Trials August 9, 2018 11:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cargill has won court approval to amend its pleading against Viterra to include details of a law firm meeting in which Viterra executives allegedly made […]

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Westpac dodges ASIC bid for rogue trader chatter
Financial Services August 7, 2018 9:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog can’t get its hands on documents detailing Westpac’s disciplinary measures against rogue traders or communications between the employees ahead of a penalty […]

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Viterra wins Cargill sale docs after mid-trial revelation
Trials August 7, 2018 9:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cargill has been ordered to turn over what it describes as “highly confidential” documents related to the possible sale of its malt business, a new […]

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University of Sydney slams ObjectiVision’s ‘outlandish’ damages claims
Intellectual Property August 3, 2018 11:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ophthalmic diagnostic device maker ObjectiVision’s amended claims for damages, filed after a 25-day patent hearing, are “outlandish” and “unfair,” the University of Sydney has told […]

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