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Judge slams ‘deficient’ explanation behind $2.9M penalty in ACCC, HealthEngine case
Competition & Consumer Protection June 5, 2020 2:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A penalty hearing in the ACCC’s case against health booking company HealthEngine over misleading online reviews has been adjourned after a judge criticised the parties’ […]

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Banksia class action funder can’t keep details of misconduct claims under wraps
Class Actions June 3, 2020 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected calls to keep confidential the details of professional misconduct claims against the funder and lawyers behind the Banksia Securities class action, […]

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‘More extraordinary by the moment’: Reckitt slams AFT bid to reopen Maxigesic case
Competition & Consumer Protection June 3, 2020 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals is seeking to reopen a lawsuit against Reckitt Benckiser over ads for its painkiller Maxigesic after judgment was delivered in the matter, claiming […]

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Sportsbet fires off trade mark lawsuit against betting site
Intellectual Property June 1, 2020 3:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has filed a lawsuit against betting competitor Sportsbetting.com.au for alleged trade mark infringement and consumer law violations. Sportsbetting.com.au is engaging in misleading […]

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Quintis class action settlement delayed again over $46M insurance question
Class Actions May 29, 2020 5:16 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The settlement of two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis has been delayed for a second time, as the parties continue to investigate the […]

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Concrete company files cross claims against structural engineer in Opal Tower melee
Class Actions May 29, 2020 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The prefab concrete company dragged into a class action over the ill-fated Opal Tower has launched its own legal volley against the engineering consultant behind […]

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BP loses appeal of Hitler parody video ruling
Employment May 22, 2020 6:43 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Full Federal Court has dismissed BP’s appeal of a ruling by the Fair Work Commission that reinstated a worker who was fired for sharing […]

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Banksia class action law firm flags proportionate liability argument
Class Actions May 19, 2020 5:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firm facing scrutiny over its legal fees in a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities will argue that if it is […]

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Virgin administration a billables bonanza for top firms
Clayton Utz May 18, 2020 3:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Virgin Australia administration continues to boost billables at the top end of town, with a short list of “well-funded” buyers revealed on Monday and […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection May 18, 2020 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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