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Common fund order slapped down in Vocus class action
Class Actions May 4, 2020 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to make a common fund order in approving a $35 million settlement in a shareholder class action against telecommunications firm Vocus […]

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HSF elevates Australian partner to global disputes co-head
Business of Law May 4, 2020 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Herbert Smith Freehills partner in Australia will co-lead the firm’s global disputes practice, as part of a new leadership structure announced by its CEO. […]

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Judge picks Maurice Blackburn-led Monsanto class action to go first
Product Liability May 1, 2020 8:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has declassed one of three class actions against Monsanto over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller and chosen the proceedings brought by heavyweight plaintiff-firm Maurice […]

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ISignthis can’t keep lid on ‘damaging’ ASX findings
Financial Services April 30, 2020 12:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ISignthis has come up short in its courtroom bid to block publication of the Australian Stock Exchange’s “damaging” reasons for suspending its shares. The fintech […]

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AMP class action should be put on ice until High Court ruling on beauty parade, court hears
Class Actions April 30, 2020 9:19 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Maurice Blackburn’s shareholder class action against AMP should be put on ice until the High Court decides whether a ruling in last year’s beauty parade […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer applauded for ‘masterclass’ in advocacy in unfair dismissal case
Employment April 29, 2020 6:05 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Fair Work Commission has lavished praise on a Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer for his persuasive advocacy skills in representing transport company Greyhound in unfair […]

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Rejecting ‘highly experimental’ alternative, judge vacates Motorola, Hytera copyright trial
Intellectual Property April 27, 2020 4:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has vacated the next stage of an intellectual property fight between Motorola and Hytera Communications because of laws prohibiting witnesses located in China […]

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Judge questions if High Court ruling allows common fund orders at settlement
Class Actions April 24, 2020 11:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge presiding over the settlement approval hearing in a shareholder class action against telecommunications company Vocus Group has questioned whether the High Court’s recent […]

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Class action says AMP wielding ‘threat’ of strike out application
Class Actions April 24, 2020 3:15 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Repeated suggestions of a planned strike out application are being used as a “threat” by four AMP subsidiaries and two trustees in a consolidated class […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis April 23, 2020 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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