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Andrews government to seek quick end to COVID-19 class actions
Coronavirus 2021-03-04 11:32 am By Christine Caulfield

The Victorian government will argue for summary dismissal of two class actions filed over the bungled COVID-19 hotel quarantine program said to be responsible for […]

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Law firms await beauty tips as High Court set to rule on competing class actions
High Court 2021-03-03 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has set a date for handing down its keenly anticipated judgment in a case that challenged the winner of a beauty contest […]

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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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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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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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Settlement attempts in GetSwift class action like flogging a dead horse, court hears
Class Actions 2021-02-17 3:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Further attempts to settle a securities class action against last mile logistics software firm GetSwift would be like flogging a dead horse, a judge has […]

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GetSwift slammed for ‘unfair attack’ on judge hearing class action, ASIC case
Class Actions 2021-02-15 7:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

GetSwift has been criticised for its “quite unfair attack” on a Federal Court judge who refused to disqualify himself from hearing a shareholder class action […]

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Judge puts sandwiches back on the menu in Sizzler trade mark spat
Intellectual Property 2021-02-10 11:07 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered buffet restaurant pioneer Sizzler to amend its pleadings in a trade mark stoush with Brisbane-based restaurant Burger Urge to bring them […]

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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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