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Former solicitor general to act as contradictor in GetSwift recusal appeal
Alan Shearer 2020-11-25 4:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Former solicitor general Justin Gleeson SC has been appointed contradictor in GetSwift’s battle to have the judge overseeing a shareholder class action disqualify himself from […]

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Grocon ‘reluctantly’ puts construction biz into administration
Construction 2020-11-20 4:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Property developer Grocon has “reluctantly” put its construction business into administration, blaming the NSW government’s handling of the Central Barangaroo development project which has sparked […]

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In loss for Seiko, High Court adopts patent exhaustion doctrine
Peter Creighton-Selvay 2020-11-12 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has ruled that a patentee’s rights to control what can be done with a patented product after it is sold are “exhausted” […]

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High Court questions power to hold class action contests
Class Actions 2020-11-11 11:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

That a first filed case should be the presumptive winner in a competition between class actions seemed a losing argument before the High Court on […]

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Class action beauty parade takes centre stage at High Court
Class Actions 2020-11-09 10:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

The eyes of class action lawyers will be on the High Court Tuesday as it hears arguments over a judge’s power to choose a single […]

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‘Big fat CFO’ incentives would distort class action scheme, BMW tells court
Class Actions 2020-10-27 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Luxury car maker BMW has told the NSW Court of Appeal that the courts do not have power to make common fund orders at any […]

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GetSwift faces scrutiny over shareholder disclosures ahead of planned Canada move
Corporate 2020-10-08 7:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC and the applicant in a class action against GetSwift have intervened in an application by the logistics provider to relocate its headquarters to Canada, […]

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ASIC conflated conduct of GetSwift founders, court told
Securities 2020-09-30 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC’s case against GetSwift and its founders Joel Macdonald and Bane Hunter makes accusations against both directors but relies on alleged conduct by only Hunter, […]

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GetSwift won’t give up bid for judge’s disqualification in class action
Class Actions 2020-09-28 12:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

GetSwift is keeping up its fight to have the judge overseeing a shareholder class action disqualify himself from the proceedings after overseeing the trial in […]

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Third class action filed over Victoria’s botched COVID-19 hotel quarantine program
Class Actions 2020-09-24 11:04 am By Christine Caulfield

A class action targeting security companies contracted by the Victorian government to guard returning travellers in hotel quarantine has been launched, bringing to three the […]

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