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Appealing GetSwift class action ruling comes at a cost, Full Court says
Appeals December 20, 2018 1:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firms that challenged a ruling staying their cases against GetSwift gave the Full Federal Court a chance to guide judges managing competing class […]

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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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Halted questioning about ASIC emails warrants Octaviar class action re-trial, court hears
Class Actions February 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Critical emails from ASIC regarding a $250 million loan facility to Octaviar Group before its 2008 collapse were not only overlooked by the Public Trustee […]

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Common fund orders fulfil class action promise, lawyers tell historic appeals court
Appeals February 5, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders are the completion of the notion of class actions envisaged when the regime was introduced 27 years ago, a joint-sitting of two […]

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ATO wins appeal in $82M tax spat with BHP over Singapore marketing hub
Energy & Natural Resources January 29, 2019 8:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has successfully appealed an Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision in favour of BHP Billiton, leaving the mining giant with a hefty $82 […]

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Full Court puts injector pen patent appeal on fast track
Intellectual Property January 17, 2019 2:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has expedited an appeal filed Christmas Eve by Sanofi-Aventis of a ruling that denied its bid to block Alphapharm from listing an insulin […]

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Lead applicant socked with costs of Banksia class member’s appeal
Appeals December 19, 2018 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The lead applicant in a class action over the failure of Banksia Securities is on the hook for paying the legal costs of a class […]

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Clive Palmer loses appeal of order freezing $200M in assets in Queensland Nickel case
Restructuring & Insolvency February 25, 2019 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Clive Palmer has lost a bid to overturn an order freezing more than $200 million in his personal assets in a case brought by the […]

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‘Misconceived’ Sanofi appeal over injector pen patent gets shot down by Full Court
Intellectual Property February 25, 2019 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Court has denied a request by Sanofi that it review a judge’s refusal to block Alphapharm from listing its Semglee insulin injector pen […]

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Common fund orders in class actions either ‘premature’ or ‘pointless’, joint appeals court told
Appeals February 4, 2019 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeal before a historic joint sitting of two courts over so-called common fund orders in class actions kicked off Monday with a full bench of […]

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