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Judge ‘flummoxed’ about why 200 pelvic mesh cases are not a class action
Product Liability September 12, 2019 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed disbelief that hundreds of lawsuits are being pursued over allegedly defective  pelvic mesh, saying he was “absolutely flummoxed” as […]

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Liquidators can find some Plutus workers’ claims not a priority, judge says
Restructuring & Insolvency September 9, 2019 2:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The liquidators of Plutus Payroll Australia, the company at the heart of a high profile $105 million tax fraud, can determine that claims made during […]

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Hytera takes another shot at defending Motorola theft claims
Appeals September 9, 2019 2:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hytera will take another shot at winning court approval to amend its defence so it can blame Motorola for not alerting it to the alleged […]

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Estia Health seeks to strike out ‘defective’ class action pleadings
Class Actions September 5, 2019 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aged care provider Estia Health has launched a bid to strike out the pleadings in a Phi Finney McDonald-led shareholder class action, accusing the law […]

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Full Federal Court dismisses Linfox’s $45M fuel tax challenge as ‘too weak’
Tax September 5, 2019 2:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Full Federal Court has dismissed Linfox’s $45 million fuel tax credit appeal, finding the Australian logistics company’s argument was ‘too weak or uncertain’ to […]

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Lloyd’s says court has no power to let Pitcher Partners class actions eyeball insurance policies
Insurance August 30, 2019 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two units of global insurer Lloyd’s have launched a constitutional challenge to a Federal Court order requiring accounting firm Pitcher Partners to hand over certain […]

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Crown can appeal ruling that freed Chinese employees to talk to lawyers
Appeals August 29, 2019 10:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts has been given the greenlight to challenge a court order allowing former employees to talk to lawyers for a class action over its […]

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Cryosite wins $1M settlement over legal advice behind gun-jumping case
Competition & Consumer Protection August 28, 2019 7:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

Biotech company Cryosite has agreed to a $1 million settlement for losses resulting from legal advice received in relation to a merger agreement that left […]

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Bellamy’s interests protected without class action cost-capping, Full Court says
Appeals August 28, 2019 8:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns about duplicative costs in multiple class actions are better addressed by case management decisions aimed at cutting excessive expense, not by limiting the amount […]

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Union slams Deliveroo’s ‘workforce of modern day slaves’ in wage theft case
Employment August 28, 2019 2:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Transport Workers Union has described the Deliveroo business model as “the biggest sham in the modern economy”, as it launched a new sham contracting […]

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