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ASIC asks High Court to clarify meaning of ‘officer’
Corporate January 16, 2019 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking approval from the High Court to appeal a judgment that let a former director of Gold Coast finance company MFS Group partially […]

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Opal Tower ‘structurally sound’ but flaws found in design, construction, report says
Construction January 15, 2019 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cracks that led to the evacuation of Sydney’s Opal Tower and threats of litigation have been blamed on design and construction issues, but the […]

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Judge orders Rinehart family feud into arbitration
Energy & Natural Resources January 14, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has stayed counterclaims by Bianca Rinehart and John Hancock and sent a long-running Rinehart family dispute over control of […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2018
Exclusive January 11, 2019 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield and Cat Fredenburgh

From a record-setting funder’s cut to the first call for ‘“proportionality”, last year saw a number of groundbreaking judgments approving class action settlements worth more […]

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Law firms investigate class actions over Sydney’s faulty Opal Tower
Construction January 11, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two law firms have launched formal investigations into possible class actions over Sydney’s defective Opal Tower, inviting owners of units in the “crumbling” building to […]

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Sandoz appeals loss in 15-year battle over Lexapro patent
Intellectual Property January 10, 2019 11:26 am By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Sandoz is challenging a ruling that it infringed a patent behind Lundbeck’s blockbuster antidepressant Lexapro, reviving a 15-year fight over the lucrative […]

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Class action cases and trends to watch in 2019
Feature January 7, 2019 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A challenge to the legality of common fund orders, an appeal to the High Court over the power of judges to stay competing cases, one […]

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Class has another go at unconscionable conduct claim in Ford PowerShift case
Class Actions January 7, 2019 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicant in a class action against Ford over allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions has taken another stab at bringing an unconscionable conduct claim, after the […]

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The unforgettable class action rulings of 2018
Feature January 4, 2019 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last year was an exciting one for class action lawyers, with monumental court decisions on competing cases, cross-jurisdictional spats, proportionality in settlements and the power […]

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Debt collector fined $750k for harassing stroke victim, single mum
Competition & Consumer Protection December 21, 2018 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Debt collector ACM Group has been hit with a $750,000 fine for engaging in unconscionable conduct by misleading, harassing and coercing two vulnerable customers while chasing […]

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