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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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Maurice Blackburn loses appeal over ATO bill on Black Saturday class action payout
Class Actions February 28, 2019 2:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has lost a long-running fight with the Australian Taxation Office over a tax bill on two massive class action settlements secured by the […]

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Funder asks High Court to take another look at $64M Banksia settlement
Appeals February 27, 2019 11:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A litigation funder wants the High Court to review a court decision’s to approve a $64 million settlement in litigation over the failure of Banksia […]

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Lawyers, funders brace for landmark common fund ruling this week
Analysis February 26, 2019 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Judgments in two appeals challenging the legality of common fund orders issued by courts in class actions will be handed down this week, and the […]

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Unilever appeals loss over Nivea deodorant claims
Appeals February 26, 2019 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Unilever is not ready to put its long-running consumer case against competitor Beiersdorf to rest, filing a challenge to a ruling that Beiersdorf did not […]

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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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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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Victorian Government can’t save Esso’s Bass Strait arbitration
Employment February 20, 2019 5:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court of the Federal Court has shot down a bid by the Victorian Government to intervene a second time in a long-running bargaining […]

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Court to issue speedy ruling on Sanofi’s second stab at injector pen injunction
Intellectual Property February 20, 2019 9:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court will issue its judgment Friday in French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi’s challenge to a judge’s refusal to block Alphapharm from listing an […]

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