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High Court to clarify meaning of ‘officer’ under Corporations Act
Appeals May 21, 2019 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted ASIC special leave to appeal a judgment that let a former director of Gold Coast finance company MFS Group partially […]

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Quintis class action trial could be two years away, with ASIC case to run first
Class Actions May 9, 2019 9:31 pm By Amelia Birnie

Trial in the class actions against sandalwood oil production company Quintis and its founder Frank Wilson could be delayed for almost two years, while ASIC […]

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High Court orders Rinehart family feud out of the spotlight
Arbitration May 8, 2019 3:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has sided with Gina Rinehart in relation to a dispute with two of her children over billions of dollars in iron ore […]

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Property developers accused of ‘gaming the system’ at GST class action trial
Class Actions May 1, 2019 10:58 pm By Amelia Birnie

Multiple Canberra property developers have been accused of deliberately trying to avoid repaying GST to home buyers at the outset of a class action trial […]

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Quantum used threats to push its property managers on affordable housing scheme participants, ACCC claims
Competition & Consumer Protection April 29, 2019 12:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer regulator has dragged Western Australia’s Quantum Housing and its sole director to court for allegedly engaging in unconscionable conduct and false, misleading or […]

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High Court refuses special leave to losing GetSwift class action
Appeals April 18, 2019 10:48 am By Christine Caulfied

The battle over competing shareholder class actions against logistics tech company GetSwift is over, with the High Court rejecting a bid by one of the […]

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Ticket reseller Viagogo duped customers, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection April 18, 2019 1:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ticket reseller Viagogo will face penalties after the court found it duped customers into thinking it was an official ticket vendor and failed to disclose […]

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Sandoz entitled to generic Lexapro licence, IP Australia finds in blow to Lundbeck
Intellectual Property April 15, 2019 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Sandoz has secured a retroactive licence to manufacture a cheaper version of top-selling antidepressant Lexapro, the drug at the heart of a […]

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Deloitte can’t escape class action claims over failure of Dick Smith
Class Actions April 11, 2019 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Deloitte has failed in its bid to strike out claims made in two shareholder class actions alleging it was careless in auditing the […]

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Lundbeck sues IP Australia, Sandoz to escape undertaking over Lexapro licence
Intellectual Property April 9, 2019 4:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global pharmaceutical giant Lundbeck has launched a bid to escape a prior undertaking blocking it from appealing a court’s decision that allowed four generic drug […]

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