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Kmart pockets win over streetwear company in cargo pants IP dispute
Intellectual Property October 16, 2019 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kmart has defeated claims by a streetwear company that the retail giant infringed the copyright for its cargo pants and shorts designs. The case was […]

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Insurer QBE claims Opal Tower cracking not ‘major’
Insurance October 10, 2019 4:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

QBE Underwriting has defended its decision to deny insurance coverage to the builder of Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower development, claiming the cracking was not “major” […]

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NAB to face $1.2M unconscionable conduct claim by Victorian property developer
Financial Services October 3, 2019 11:46 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has thrown out a breach of contract claim brought by two subsidiaries of property developer Minster Group against National Australia Bank, but found […]

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Ex-Macquarie advisers want to broaden $2.6M unpaid wages case
Financial Services September 25, 2019 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fifteen former Macquarie Bank financial advisers are looking to expand their $2.6 million wages case against the bank, seeking evidence around allegedly unreasonable and unlawful […]

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Octaviar liquidators get court OK to reject proofs of $900M in debt by subsidiaries
Restructuring & Insolvency September 24, 2019 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidators of failed Gold Coast investment group Octaviar have been given the thumbs up to reject over $900 million in proofs of debt from […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 5, 2019 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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Cross-border cooperation: Federal Court considers ‘classic candidate’ for coordination with High Court of New Zealand
Expert Insights September 2, 2019 10:09 pm By editor

On 22 August 2019, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment that provides guidance on the framework within which cross-border cooperation between courts located […]

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Judge says ASIC should have brought Murray Goulburn bosses to court ‘a long time ago’
Securities August 2, 2019 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Friday asked the corporate regulator why it delayed action against former Murray Goulburn managing director Gary Helou and CFO Bradley Hingle until […]

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Icon sues insurers for $11M in coverage for Opal Tower saga
Insurance July 30, 2019 7:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction group Icon Co has dragged insurers Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE Underwriting to court for allegedly refusing to provide coverage after the Opal Tower […]

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Blue Sky settles case against former directors over alleged raid on database
Financial Services July 22, 2019 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blue Sky Alternative Investments has reached a confidential settlement of its case against three former directors and two investment firms over an alleged raid on […]

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