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Judge ‘troubled’ by bid to extend class closure order in UGL shareholder action
Class Actions July 15, 2019 10:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a class action against engineering company UGL has agreed to extend a class closure order to give the parties a second chance […]

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Adani defeats appeal in native title challenge to Queensland coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources July 12, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A group of Indigenous Australians opposed to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has lost an appeal of a ruling dismissing a native title case […]

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Celeb-backed rival sports news sites settle IP dispute
Intellectual Property July 11, 2019 10:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A US sports news website founded by former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter featuring content by athletes has agreed to settle an IP lawsuit brought against […]

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Law firms can push on with separate class actions against CBA under cooperation deal
Class Actions July 10, 2019 8:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

Rival law firms Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald will be allowed to work together without consolidating their separate shareholder class actions against the Commonwealth […]

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Prosecutors to fight witness cross-examination at ANZ cartel committal hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection July 9, 2019 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

Prosecutors will oppose a bid by ANZ, Citigroup, and Deutsche Bank to cross-examine witnesses at the upcoming committal hearing of the criminal cartel case over […]

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Sims Metal class action funder to get no more than 25%, shareholders guaranteed at least half
Class Actions July 5, 2019 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Noting the “significant and beneficial reduction” in recent funding rates, the judge overseeing a shareholder class action against recycling company Sims Metal Management has signed […]

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Referee to weigh in on costs in $42M Murray Goulburn class action settlement
Class Actions July 5, 2019 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has appointed a costs referee in a shareholder class action against two units of dairy co-op Murray Goulburn over a 2016 […]

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ACCC must hand over docs on Vodafone-TPG merger investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection July 4, 2019 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to hand over documents to Vodafone that were “directly relevant” to its decision to […]

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Ariosa infringed Sequenom’s patent for prenatal genetic test, court finds
Intellectual Property July 1, 2019 10:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has found Ariosa Diagnostics infringed a patent held by Sequenom for a noninvasive prenatal genetic test, and ruled one claim of the patent […]

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Murray Goulburn pays $42M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions June 24, 2019 8:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

Dairy supplier Murray Goulburn has agreed to pay $42 million to settle one of two shareholder class actions over a 2016 profit forecast revision that […]

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