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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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CBA settles with former head of governance who complained of ‘excessive workload’
Employment 2021-10-06 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commonwealth Bank has resolved a case brought by former head of governance and company secretary Kara Nicholls, who resigned from the bank on Tuesday […]

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AMP may try to stay financial planner’s lawsuit in light of BOLR class action
Financial Services 2021-10-05 1:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

AMP has flagged a potential stay of a lawsuit filed by a Sydney-based financial planner against that overlaps with a class action brought by advisors […]

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Santos wins appeal in $475M dispute with Fluor over gas contracts
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-28 9:07 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Oil and gas producer Santos has successfully challenged the summary dismissal of its claim for recovery of more than $470 million paid to contractor Fluor […]

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ACCC loses bid for info on ‘very senior people’ involved in Google privacy changes
Article 2021-09-27 1:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has rejected a request for further information on ‘very senior’ Google employees involved in a notification related to a change to Google’s privacy […]

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Pfizer, Merck Sharpe & Dohme reach global settlement in vaccine patent battle
Intellectual Property 2021-09-24 6:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Pharmaceutical giants Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Pfizer have resolved a long-running intellectual property dispute over a 2015 patent owned by Pfizer for a pneumococcal […]

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Katy Perry wins bid to withdraw ‘wrong’ admission in trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2021-09-24 2:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

US singer Katy Perry can withdraw an admission in a trade mark infringement case that licensing her brand to Target and Myer constituted use, with […]

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Judge slams ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ approach to Fair Work claims
Employment 2021-09-23 6:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge hearing a $2 million dispute between a former tenured professor and the University of New South Wales has lamented the lengthy pleadings filed […]

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Judge won’t let two class actions against Freedom Foods, Deloitte run in parallel
Class Actions 2021-09-22 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an application by the plaintiffs in two class actions against Freedom Foods and Deloitte to run their cases side-by-side, but said […]

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Class action mediation ‘pointless’ without unregistered group member data, Pitcher Partners says
Class Actions 2021-09-22 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused a bid by accounting firms Pitcher Partners and EY to access share trading data of unregistered group members in a securities […]

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