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Rio Tinto subsidiary wins on appeal after IP Australia rejects mining patent
Intellectual Property November 18, 2019 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rio Tinto subsidiary Technological Resources has successfully challenged a decision by IP Australia to reject a patent application for a method of separating mined material, […]

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Ex-Murray Goulburn execs say judge should not disqualify them again
Securities November 13, 2019 11:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former chief financial officer of Murray Goulburn has asked a judge to relieve him from any disqualification order sought by the corporate watchdog in […]

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Vocation class action lumbers on with pared claims
Class Actions November 11, 2019 4:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Certain claims in a shareholder class action against insolvent training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers have been dropped, as the long-running case awaits a new […]

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Liquidator cops 10-year ban in landmark ATO case
Restructuring & Insolvency November 7, 2019 10:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sydney-based liquidator David Iannuzzi has been disqualified from serving as an insolvency practitioner for 10 years, in the first case brought by the Australian Tax […]

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Training college Unique cops $4M penalty in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection October 31, 2019 2:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Unique International College has been slapped with a $4.165 million penalty after a court found the defunct vocational trainer engaged in unconscionable conduct in enrolling […]

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Group members expected to get half of $16.5M Forge class action settlement
Class Actions October 25, 2019 12:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law firm and funder behind a class action against collapsed engineering and construction company Forge Group, former directors and their insurers, which has now […]

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With Full Court still out, judge vacates trial date in Vocation class action
Class Actions October 11, 2019 10:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Awaiting a Full Court ruling in a case involving similar claims of privilege against self-incrimination by partners at another accounting giant, the judge in a […]

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Motorola slams Hytera for ‘pig-headed’ approach to IP expert evidence
Intellectual Property October 11, 2019 2:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

Motorola has slammed competitor Hytera for its “spectacularly poor” handling of expert evidence in a high stakes intellectual property dispute between the two tech giants, […]

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Lawyers running Bellamy’s case want to expand class to equity swap investors
Class Actions October 11, 2019 12:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

One of two shareholder class actions against infant food maker Bellamy’s for allegedly misleading investors about its China growth strategy and declining infant formula market […]

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Full Court finds Bellamy’s cost-capping appeal ‘not strong’, but denies indemnity costs
Class Actions October 7, 2019 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A failed challenge by baby food maker Bellamy’s Australia to a decision rejecting its application to limit legal costs in two class actions was “not […]

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