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Higher commission rates, more closed class actions to follow High Court ruling
Analysis December 4, 2019 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The end of the common fund order is a setback for class actions that will see a revival of the days of closed proceedings, costly […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions December 4, 2019 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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5 takeaways from the High Court’s common fund ruling
Class Actions December 4, 2019 1:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

More than a decade after the High Court ruled that third parties could finance legal proceedings in Australia, the court has issued another game changing […]

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All eyes on High Court as ruling on common fund orders looms
Feature December 2, 2019 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court is poised this week to issue its judgment in a case challenging the validity of common fund orders in class actions, a […]

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Hytera can argue Motorola should have alerted it to stolen IP sooner, Full Court says
Intellectual Property November 29, 2019 2:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has handed a win to Hytera in its high-stakes intellectual property litigation with Motorola, allowing the Chinese radio manufacturer to file […]

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank appeals loss of 20-year-old trade mark
Intellectual Property November 29, 2019 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Arguing the court was wrong to rule that its trade mark was not inherently distinctive, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is challenging a judgment that revoked […]

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ATO must choose words wisely in appeal of $92M Glencore tax ruling
Tax November 28, 2019 11:59 am By Hannah Gee

A judge has given the Australian Taxation Office more time to appeal a ruling that threw out a $92 million tax bill for Swiss mining […]

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Australia should follow US’ lead and reject Hytera’s delay defence, court hears
Intellectual Property November 25, 2019 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola has urged the Full Federal Court to uphold a decision dismissing an amended defence by Chinese rival Hytera Communications that sought to blame the […]

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HWL Ebsworth says it axed partner for lying about printouts
Business of Law November 21, 2019 9:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth claims it was justified in firing a former partner for being dishonest about why he printed out confidential material, as the firm challenges […]

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Full Federal Court gets chance to weigh in on market-based causation
Appeals November 21, 2019 4:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shareholders have appealed a ruling that found a “serious problem” with market-based causation and dismissed three cases against the liquidator of failed global financial services […]

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