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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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Kraft, Bega to have day in court in battle for peanut butter rights
Intellectual Property August 1, 2018 8:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When US food giant Kraft faces off next week in its lawsuit against Aussie cheese company Bega for allegedly violating its peanut butter trade dress, […]

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Only exposed Deloitte partners can claim privilege in Hastie class action
Class Actions July 26, 2018 3:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders in a class action against Deloitte over the collapse of engineering company Hastie Group have won a major ruling against partners at the auditing […]

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Judge in S&P class actions told to start from scratch with funder’s fee
Class Actions July 26, 2018 8:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The amicus hired to assess the funder’s cut of a potentially record settlement in several class actions against S&P Global over toxic financial products has […]

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Judge slams confidentiality clause in settlement of S&P class actions
Class Actions July 24, 2018 9:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge weighing a record settlement in multiple class actions against S&P Global over toxic financial products said Tuesday there was “no way” he would […]

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Mondelez loses bid to protect trade secrets in Kraft-Bega peanut butter case
Intellectual Property July 6, 2018 3:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing the lawsuit between Kraft and Bega over peanut butter trade dress rights has denied a request by non-party Mondelez to implement a […]

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S&P, ANZ reach deal in class actions over toxic CDOs
Class Actions June 13, 2018 3:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

S&P Global Ratings and ANZ Banking Group have agreed to settle seven class actions over toxic financial products given healthy credit ratings ahead of the […]

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ASIC expands case against Rio Tinto
Energy & Natural Resources May 1, 2018 11:21 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has broadened its case against Rio Tinto and two former executives and is seeking extra penalties. The case alleges […]

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S&P analysts take stand in class action trial
Class Actions April 17, 2018 8:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two high ranking analysts from S&P Global have distanced themselves from the decision making process behind healthy ratings given to toxic financial products at the […]

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Judge slams class action fee assessors
Class Actions April 3, 2018 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has questioned the independence of for-hire fee assessors in class actions, calling their opinions on legal costs “next to useless”. In […]

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