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Meat & Livestock takes aim at bovine gene patent after judge tossed ‘bizarre’ challenge
Intellectual Property March 19, 2019 12:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Industry group Meat & Livestock Australia is challenging a ruling allowing US company Branhaven’s cow genome patent to proceed, after a judge called the group’s challenge […]

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Maurice Blackburn to challenge ruling in favour of ATO over bushfire tax bill
Appeals March 19, 2019 11:55 am By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has not given up its fight with the Australian Taxation Office over a multimillion dollar tax liability on record-setting class action payout for […]

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Fairfax fights $280,000 ruling in Chau Chak Wing defamation case
Defamation March 18, 2019 10:48 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Fairfax Media is challenging a ruling ordering it to pay $280,000 in damages to Chau Chak Wing for an allegedly defamatory article that appeared in the […]

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Appeals court tosses challenge to Allianz Stadium demolition
Construction March 15, 2019 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney community group has lost a last-minute challenge to the demolition of Allianz Stadium, with the Court of Appeal throwing the case out in […]

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High Court upholds spiritual attachment damages in landmark native title case
Appeals March 13, 2019 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has upheld a $1.3 million damages award to native title holders in the Northern Territory town of Timber Creek for their loss […]

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Liquidator loses appeal to block evidence as ATO aims at 10 year ban
Restructuring & Insolvency March 11, 2019 8:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has dismissed a challenge by Veritas Advisory principal liquidator David Iannuzzi to the admissibility of evidence submitted by the Australian Taxation Office […]

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Judge got the maths wrong in awarding $5.6M for accounting error, Pitcher Partner says
Appeals March 7, 2019 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who hit Pitcher Partners with a $5.6 million damages ruling over an accounting error concealed from corporate client Neville’s Bus Service was wrong […]

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Class members waited too long to appeal Great Southern MIS settlement, court rules
Class Actions March 7, 2019 4:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dashed the hopes of three group members of a resolved class action over managed investment schemes operated by agribusiness Great Southern […]

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Westpac wants court to raise the bar for ‘personal advice’ finding
Financial Services March 4, 2019 10:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has followed ASIC’s lead, launching a separate appeal to a ruling that it provided financial advice but not personal advice as part of a […]

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Common fund rulings a boon for class action litigation funders, experts say
Analysis March 1, 2019 9:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two rulings Friday keeping alive the common fund order are a ringing endorsement by the courts of the important role that litigation funders play in […]

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