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‘Lawyers hate losing control’: Toyota class action referee process rankles judge
Class Actions 2021-01-19 12:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rebuked the “procedural vulgarities” plaguing a referee’s supplementary report in a class action against Toyota over allegedly defective vehicles and has called […]

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Daughter of property data pioneer Ray Catelan prevails in fight over Excelsior shares
Securities 2021-01-15 5:17 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The daughter of property data pioneer Ray Catelan has won a legal fight with Excelsior shareholders over claims she acquired a controlling share of the […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Aristocrat settles spat with Ainsworth over alleged poker machine trade secrets theft
Intellectual Property 2021-01-12 3:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Casino and mobile game giant Aristocrat Leisure has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against rival Ainsworth Game Technology that alleged a former employee stole […]

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Toyota class action seeks aggregate damages for ‘significant impact’ of defects on fuel use
Class Actions 2020-12-23 2:53 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A lawyer for group members in a class action against Toyota is seeking aggregate damages relating to vehicle defects that allegedly had a “significant impact” […]

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AMP ‘ruining a lot of people’s Christmases’ in $35.5M poaching dispute, court told
Financial Services 2020-12-22 4:12 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has blasted AMP for dragging a fight over documents to court this close to Christmas, after software company DST Bluedoor revealed it is […]

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Judge blocks lawyers’ access to docs in stayed Monsanto class action
Product Liability 2020-12-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers for the lead applicant in a stayed class action against Bayer-owned Monsanto over its weedkiller Roundup cannot access discovered documents in a separate class […]

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Group members will get about half of $50M Vocation class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-12-18 2:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shareholders of collapsed vocational training company Vocation are poised to get about half of a $50 million settlement reached last month in a complex, long-running […]

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‘We have to get this case moving’: Judge orders indictment be filed in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 12:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court judge who is now overseeing a high stakes criminal cartel case against several investment banks and individuals over a $2.5 billion ANZ […]

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ASIC won’t challenge loss in Tennis Australia case, but more claims may be coming
Sports 2020-12-09 9:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC will not appeal a Federal Court decision tossing the majority of its case against former Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell and accusing the regulator […]

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