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GM cites force majeure clause in defence to Holden dealers class action
Franchises 2022-04-21 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

General Motors Holden Australia has denied that it owes compensation to Holden dealers over its decision to retire the iconic brand in Australia, and says […]

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High Court refuses leave to class action in GST case against developer
Class Actions 2022-04-19 6:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court won’t hear a challenge to a decision finding a Canberra property developer that misled investors about GST on its apartments did not […]

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Another aggrieved partner takes HWL Ebsworth boss to court
Business of Law 2022-04-19 5:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

HWL Ebsworth managing partner Juan Martinez is yet again the target of a lawsuit, the latest claiming he committed a “fundamental breach” by locking a […]

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Mercedes-Benz dealers lose ‘ambitious’ bid to view confidential head office docs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-12 9:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australian Mercedes-Benz dealers behind a $650 million lawsuit over the car maker’s decision to move to a fixed-price agency model have lost a bid for […]

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TerraCom continues fight to keep PwC report from ASIC investigators
Appeals 2022-04-08 5:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Coal mining firm TerraCom has taken its bid to shield a PricewaterhouseCoopers report from ASIC to the Full Court, appealing a judgment which found the […]

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Nurofen maker Reckitt-Benckiser loses High Court appeal bid in Maxigesic feud
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-07 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected a special leave application by consumer goods giant Reckitt-Benckiser in its long-running battle with the maker of painkiller Maxigesic. Justices […]

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Connective directors hit with indemnity costs for ‘outrageous’ conduct in shareholder stoush
Securities 2022-04-06 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The directors of mortgage aggregator Connective Services have been hit with indemnity costs for their “outrageous conduct” in pursuing litigation against a company shareholder, including […]

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‘Bad luck’: Judge denies penniless Captain Cook College’s appeal delay bid
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-05 8:59 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has rejected an application by training provider Captain Cook College to postpone the hearing of its appeal in a case won by the […]

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Opal Tower engineer takes insurers to court over class action coverage
Insurance 2022-03-30 1:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The structural engineer behind Sydney’s Opal Tower has taken builder Icon’s insurers to court, arguing they should cover its costs in a class action brought […]

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Macquarie a ‘knowing participant’ in Connective shareholder oppression, court says
Corporate 2022-03-28 8:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two directors of mortgage aggregator Connective engaged in oppressive conduct towards a minority shareholder and Macquarie Bank was a “knowing participant” when it acquired $5 […]

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