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IMF poised to take over class actions from rival funders rattled by common fund ruling
Class Actions January 20, 2020 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder IMF Bentham has shrugged off concerns about the High Court’s recent ruling on common fund orders, telling investors that it’s in a position […]

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ATO appeals ruling in $60M dispute with Healius over lump sum payments
Appeals January 15, 2020 12:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has appealed a Federal Court judgment that healthcare company Healius could recover a tax refund and associated interest estimated to be […]

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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics January 13, 2020 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary has appealed a $76.6 million judgment finding it breached its duty in relation to the sale of a 46,000 hectare plantation by […]

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Full Court says Oxworks wrongly awarded extra damages in patent suit
Intellectual Property January 9, 2020 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has provided clarity around additional damages in patent cases by reducing the penalties liable to be paid by an Australian fencing […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner can’t block King & Wood Mallesons from acting for former firm
Appeals January 7, 2020 10:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Norton Rose Fulbright partner has lost his bid to block King & Wood Mallesons and two barristers from representing the law firm in […]

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Ashurst partner’s appeal flops in Point Piper property spat with ex-judge
Appeals January 6, 2020 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Ashurst partner that argued a judge was “confused” when he decided to appoint liquidators to his luxury Point Piper home in a dispute with […]

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Corrs partner on the hook for security in DNA patent appeal
Intellectual Property January 6, 2020 5:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

A partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth who successfully opposed a genome editing patent by ToolGen, and a corporate predecessor of law firm Ashurst, have been […]

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Court slashes $450,000 judgment against HWL Ebsworth
Employment December 17, 2019 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has slashed a $450,000 judgment against law firm HWL Ebsworth to $127,000, after finding a former partner who sued the firm for […]

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Takata airbags class actions confirm landmark challenge to class closure order
Appeals December 17, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags are pushing ahead with a challenge to the power of the NSW Supreme […]

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High Court to hear landmark personal leave case
Employment December 13, 2019 10:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will hear food manufacturer Mondelez’ challenge to a ruling that struck down its method for calculating workers’ personal days. The High Court […]

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