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Foxtel appeals ruling over Allens’ missed trade mark deadline
Intellectual Property May 23, 2019 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

TV giant Foxtel wants another shot at opposing a trade mark by telco China Unicom, after a judge let stand an IP Australia decision refusing […]

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“I’d be happy to mediate it myself”: Judge cheers talks in Fitch class action
Class Actions May 23, 2019 7:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Parties in an ongoing four-and-a-half year long investor class action against Fitch Ratings have agreed to a second round of mediation after a prior attempt was adjourned without success.

CIMIC faces bid for indemnity costs after last-minute subpoenas derailed class action trial
Class Actions May 21, 2019 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against global engineering firm CIMIC Group has made a bid for indemnity costs, after a last-minute subpoena […]

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Qudos Bank wins source code from Infosys as it weighs possible IP case
Intellectual Property May 20, 2019 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Technology consulting group Infosys must hand over more documents — including source code — to Qudos as the mutual bank considers a possible copyright infringement […]

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Common fund orders on shaky ground as High Court grants special leave to Westpac, BMW
Analysis May 15, 2019 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The writing may be on the wall for common fund orders in class actions that put all unregistered group members on the hook for a […]

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High Court to hear challenge to common fund orders in class actions
Appeals May 15, 2019 12:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted applications by Westpac and BMW to weigh in on the validity of common fund orders made in class actions, a […]

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Ex-Babcock & Brown execs dodge case over botched $1.4B acquisition
Corporate May 14, 2019 10:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has dismissed a long-running case against defunct Babcock & Brown executives by a private investment fund over a botched $1.4B acquisition of the […]

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Trial in Fitch Ratings class action delayed a second time
Class Actions May 13, 2019 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

A battle over expert evidence in an invester class action against Fitch Ratings has delayed this month’s scheduled trial in the case by three months […]

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Queensland Sugar in sweet victory as Wilmar negligence case dismissed
Contracts May 13, 2019 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Industry-owned Queensland Sugar Limited has succeeded in dismissing a court case brought by Wilmar Sugar Australia after record-high rainfalls led to a $60.8 million loss […]

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Oil spill class action trial delayed by expert evidence filed ‘without leave, without notice’
Class Actions May 6, 2019 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Montarra oil spill class action trial has been pushed back by two weeks, following the filing of late expert evidence¬†by the applicants “without leave, […]

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