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Freight cos. slam ACCC’s collusion case over rail deal at start of trial
Competition & Consumer Protection November 19, 2018 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National would not misuse its market power after taking control of an important rail terminal in Brisbane because that would be “irrational”, the Federal […]

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Funder wants major role in common fund challenge
Class Actions November 12, 2018 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Regency Funding has sought leave to intervene as a major player in one of two challenges to the courts’ powers to issue common […]

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Challenges to common fund orders to be heard together, Chief Justice says
Appeals November 8, 2018 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield and Miklos Bolza

Two far-reaching appeals challenging the court’s power to order all members of an open class action to pay a litigation funder will be heard together, […]

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Adero argues class action should be heard before casuals test case
Employment November 8, 2018 10:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adero Law is seeking to intervene in a Federal Court case against WorkPac over the rights of casual workers, arguing a class action it plans […]

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ACCC won’t oppose Fairfax, Nine merger
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2018 11:25 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC said Thursday that while the merger of Fairfax Media with Nine Entertainment is likely to reduce competition among media providers, it will not […]

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Judge can’t see ‘sinister pattern’ in Geoffrey Rush’s behaviour
Defamation November 7, 2018 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial interjected in Nationwide News’ closing submissions on Wednesday, expressing doubt about the publisher’s interpretation of evidence — including […]

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Daily Telegraph can’t call ‘Witness X’ at Geoffrey Rush trial
Defamation November 6, 2018 3:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News has lost a bid to amend its defence in Geoffrey Rush’s defamation case to include evidence from an unnamed […]

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Unlockd drops competition case against Google
Competition & Consumer Protection October 31, 2018 10:55 am By Christine Caulfield

The administrators of collapsed startup Unlockd have withdrawn the company’s case against Google alleging the search engine giant abused its dominance to keep it out […]

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Citing ‘irreparable harm’ Rush tries to keep Nationwide amendments under wraps
Defamation October 31, 2018 8:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Actor Geoffrey Rush is seeking to suppress an amended defence by Nationwide News, arguing that if they’re made public the amendments could cause him “irreparable […]

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Seconded Ashurst lawyer was allowed at Qantas FWC hearing
Employment October 31, 2018 1:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The presence of a seconded Ashurst lawyer at a Fair Work Commission hearing in an unfair dismissal case against Qantas did not violate an order […]

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