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Funder of Qld energy class action takes on MIS rules in appeal
Class Actions 2021-12-16 7:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A litigation funder has taken aim at a landmark judgment in an appeal of a ruling that found its funding arrangement with group members in […]

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Gilbert + Tobin partner to become first woman to hold ACCC’s top post
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-14 1:45 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Gilbert + Tobin senior partner Gina Cass-Gottlieb has been nominated to become the first female chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Federal Treasurer […]

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Judge steps down from ‘Love Is In The Air’ copyright case
Intellectual Property 2021-12-14 2:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has recused himself from hearing a dispute over the alleged infringement of the copyright for the disco classic ‘Love Is In the Air’ […]

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Boart Longyear hit with patent lawsuit over drilling tool
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-12-06 7:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based mineral exploration company Boart Longyear has been hit with a lawsuit alleging its core orientation drilling products infringe a patent owned by Australian Mud […]

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Full Court shoots down Aristocrat’s patents for popular poker machine
Intellectual Property 2021-11-19 9:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IP Australia has won its appeal of a judge’s decision to allow four Aristocrat patents for its popular Lightning Link electronic poker machine to proceed […]

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‘Cranky’ judge slams ‘disgraceful’ year-long privilege fight in class action against Westpac units
Class Actions 2021-11-18 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has scolded Slater & Gordon and two Westpac subsidiaries for a “disgraceful” privilege spat in a class action over allegedly excessive superannuation fees […]

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Judge throws out challenge to funding for Queensland energy class action
Class Actions 2021-11-17 10:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit that argued the funding for a class action against two Queensland energy generators didn’t comply with new regulations […]

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Gadens shows rival firms up with 15% pay hike for all lawyers
Business of Law 2021-11-08 2:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Gadens has joined the salary hike frenzy spreading across the Australian legal market, announcing it will increase pay for all lawyers by 15 per cent. […]

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ACCC let JPMorgan lawyers review witness statement in cartel probe, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-04 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers for JPMorgan went to the ACCC’s office to review a draft statement of the investment bank’s then managing director Jeffrey Herbert-Smith, an immunity witness […]

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Judge slams indictment in cartel case as ‘complete shemozzle’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 3:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to quash the indictment in a high-profile criminal case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement but sent prosecutors back to […]

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