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‘Reasonable chance’ of settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions December 6, 2019 12:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

There is a “reasonable chance” that two shareholder class actions against failed electronics retailer Dick Smith will settle by February of next year, group members […]

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JPMorgan witnesses grilled as banks seek to poke holes in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 5, 2019 9:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two key witnesses from JPMorgan have been grilled by lawyers for three major investments banks named in a high-stakes criminal cartel case as the banks seek to cast doubt on how the ACCC gathered evidence during its almost two-year cartel investigation.

Engineer blamed for design defects in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions December 5, 2019 10:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The construction company behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has filed a cross claim seeking $30 million from structural architect WSP Structures over its allegedly faulty building design.

Higher commission rates, more closed class actions to follow High Court ruling
Analysis December 4, 2019 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The end of the common fund order is a setback for class actions that will see a revival of the days of closed proceedings, costly […]

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Sony skips level in ACCC’s PlayStation lawsuit
Competition & Consumer Protection December 4, 2019 3:49 pm By Tasnuva Bindi

A Federal Court judge has vacated a hearing on liability in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s lawsuit against Sony alleging the entertainment company misled […]

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Cross claims against Deloitte dropped in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions November 28, 2019 12:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has dodged select cross-claims over the collapse of failed retailer Dick Smith ahead of a hearing of three shareholder class […]

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‘The well has run dry’: Judge shoots down class action bid for internal Ford reports
Class Actions November 22, 2019 10:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a class action against car maker Ford over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmission has shot down the applicant’s request for additional discovery, […]

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Wagner family wins $3.7M defamation payout over 60 Minutes report
Defamation November 22, 2019 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A prominent Queensland family has won almost $3.7 million in damages after a court found the Nine Network was “recklessly indifferent” to the truth of […]

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Multiplex wants Hastie liquidators to pay up for betting on set-off limitation
Restructuring & Insolvency November 15, 2019 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Multiplex is calling for the liquidators of collapsed engineering services group Hastie to pay its costs, and pay now, for pursuing an action to recover […]

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Google blasts ACCC’s ‘cherry-picked’ suit over data collection disclosures
Competition & Consumer Protection November 14, 2019 1:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has slammed landmark regulatory action brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over the collection and use of location data on Android devices […]

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