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Settlement talks can’t be admitted as evidence in Cargill, Viterra trial
Trials September 21, 2018 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge in the high-stakes trial over the $420 million sale of Viterra’s Joe White malt business to Cargill has denied Cargill’s request to have […]

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Broker can’t take back admission in Provident class action defence
Financial Services September 21, 2018 2:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has shot down a last minute bid by an insurance brokerage facing a cross claim in a class action over failed debenture issuer Provident Capital to retract an admission in its defence ahead of trial next month.

Competing Murray Goulburn class actions look set to co-exist
Class Actions September 21, 2018 2:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge presiding over two shareholder class actions against Murray Goulburn indicated Friday he would likely let both cases proceed jointly to a trial in 2020.

Craig McLachlan can serve subpoenas on accusers, judge rules
Defamation September 21, 2018 8:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for a group of people set to give evidence against Craig McLachlan at his upcoming defamation trial lost a bid Friday to suppress subpoenas by the actor on the grounds that the definition of ‘sexual harassment’ is too much in “flux”.

Sirtex shareholders fear ‘bare cupboard’ for class action after takeover
Class Actions September 20, 2018 4:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders in a class action against Sirtex Medical have lost a bid for an order preventing the life sciences company from quietly moving $128 million in cash assets out of the country after its $1.9 billion takeover by a Chinese private equity company comes into effect Thursday, but the battle over the money will likely continue.

Union in UAE Exchange suit scolded for ‘throwing case into chaos’
Employment September 20, 2018 7:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark trial brought by the Financial Sector Union of Australia against UAE Exchange Australia has been vacated after a judge accused the union of “throwing the case into chaos” with a belated expert report.

Senator looks to shut down Hanson-Young defamation case
Defamation September 20, 2018 8:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Senator David Leyonhjelm wants the Federal Court to toss a defamation lawsuit filed by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, saying the court is barred from hearing the case due to parliamentary privilege

Arrow, Apotex win ACCC approval to create mega generic drug co.
Healthcare September 20, 2018 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Generic drug makers Arrow and Apotex have won the ACCC’s blessing for a tie-up that will create the largest generic drug supplier in Australia, with the competition regulator saying the deal will not substantially lessen competition.

Melbourne retailer appeals $2.8M fine for violating Microsoft IP
Intellectual Property September 20, 2018 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A Melbourne retailer is challenging a $2.8 million fine against it for allegedly violating the intellectual property for Microsoft’s Windows 7 software.

Cricket Australia reaches deal with worker sacked over abortion tweet
Employment September 20, 2018 10:43 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Cricket Australia has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by a Tasmanian woman who was fired by the sports league for tweeting her views about abortion.