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Surfstitch class action settlement in peril as debate rages over opt-out notice
Class Actions 2018-11-01 8:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Judges do not have the power to approve a class action settlement without first issuing an opt-out notice to group members, the court-appointed contradictor in […]

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Dick Smith liquidators accuse class action firms of spamming group members
Class Actions 2018-10-18 8:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for Dick Smith don’t want potential group members in two class actions against the failed retailer to learn about a new registration deadline by […]

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Mortgage firm can’t shut down derivative suit over Macquarie Bank sale
Appeals 2018-09-11 5:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mortgage aggregator Connective Group has lost an appeal of a ruling that gave the greenlight to a shareholder’s derivative lawsuit against company directors and Macquarie […]

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Banksia class action funder avoids extra costs despite ‘ulterior motive’
Class Actions 2018-09-07 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder that unsuccessfully sought to block a shareholder from opposing a $64 million class action settlement over the collapse of Banksia Securities is […]

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Codeine patents involve natural parts that can’t be patented, court told
Intellectual Property 2018-09-06 3:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

TPI Enterprises has gone on the offensive in a patent lawsuit initiated by rival poppy processor Tasmanian Alkaloids, saying the patents at the centre of […]

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Fonterra denied strict confidentiality regime in Bega trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2018-08-29 9:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied a bid for a strict regime for dealing with confidential information in a lawsuit between cheese giants Fonterra and Bega over […]

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Wrongs Act not right for thirsty Emirates passenger, court rules
Personal injury 2018-08-27 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Melbourne women who claimed she fell and hurt her right ankle on an international Emirates flight after being denied a glass of water has […]

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CrownBet goes on the attack, says Sportsbet’s trade marks must be revoked
Intellectual Property 2018-08-15 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

In an escalating battle between the online bookmakers, CrownBet has filed a cross claim in a consumer and trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Sportsbet that […]

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ASIC loses bid for interim receiver against AGM, OT, Ozifin
Restructuring & Insolvency 2018-07-27 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied ASIC’s bid to appoint an interim receiver to preserve the assets of three financial services companies that advised clients to invest […]

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Rival poppy producers face off again over codeine patents
Intellectual Property 2018-07-27 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two rival poppy processors are facing off in another courtroom battle over patents for high codeine-yielding poppy plants. Poppy processor Tasmanian Alkaloids filed a lawsuit […]

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