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Royal commission class actions keep rolling in, one year after Hayne report
Financial Services January 23, 2020 7:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A year after Commissioner Kenneth Hayne released his scathing report, companies in the financial services sector are still facing fresh class actions over conduct aired […]

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Biosimilar drug makers settle IP spat over arthritis drug Humira
Intellectual Property January 21, 2020 2:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

German drug company Fresenius Kadi has resolved a patent case brought by Korean drug company Samsung Bioepis over a biosimilar of top selling arthritis drug […]

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Griffin Coal can’t get hands on docs in long-running spat with Carna Group
Energy & Natural Resources January 17, 2020 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been denied access to documents while defending a consumer law case brought by the liquidators of a collapsed mining […]

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Dick Smith class actions can tweak case against Deloitte
Class Actions January 13, 2020 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two shareholder class actions against Dick Smith can amend their case against accounting firm Deloitte, less than two months before a […]

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Hill & Smith employee who jumped ship to face patent claims
Intellectual Property January 13, 2020 8:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

UK-based company Hill & Smith Holdings has won court approval to expand its patent case against Australia-based Safe Barriers Pty Ltd for allegedly infringing its […]

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From angry clients to angrier ex-partners: law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2019
Business of Law January 10, 2020 11:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Running a law firm is not without risk, chief among them staring down a lawsuit by a client, an ex-partner or employee, even a rival […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Judge fines Volkswagen $125M after slamming ‘manifestly inadequate’ ACCC settlement
Competition & Consumer Protection December 20, 2019 11:45 am By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has slapped Volkswagen with a record $125 million penalty over its emissions cheating scandal after expressing outrage at a “manifestly inadequate” […]

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Judge tells AMP units to cooperate in superannuation class action
Class Actions December 18, 2019 7:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a consolidated class action against four AMP subsidiaries and two trustees over allegedly excessive superannuation fees has ordered the respondents to coordinate […]

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Takata airbags class actions confirm landmark challenge to class closure order
Appeals December 17, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags are pushing ahead with a challenge to the power of the NSW Supreme […]

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