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GetSwift mulls appeal of scathing judgment on ‘PR-driven’ approach to ASX statements
Class Actions 2021-11-11 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics company GetSwift is considering an appeal of an 859-page judgment which lambasted the company and its directors’ “public relations-driven approach” to announcements on the […]

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Lawyer takes Banksia class action ruling to appeals court
Appeals 2021-11-08 10:28 am By Christine Caulfield

The Banksia Securities class action saga will return to the appeals court, with a lawyer indicating he plans to challenge last month’s ruling that found […]

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Top judge did ‘unexplained violence’ to Star’s business interruption policy, Full Court told
Insurance 2021-11-08 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

In rejecting a bid by The Star Entertainment Group to recoup losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court’s Chief Justice did “real and […]

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High Court won’t hear J&J’s appeal in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2021-11-05 3:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon will now be on the hook for damages to 11,000 women implanted with defective pelvic mesh devices, after the High […]

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Ono Pharmaceutical faces grilling by Full Court in patent extension appeal
Intellectual Property 2021-11-04 9:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Drug company Ono Pharmaceutical has faced tough questioning by an appeals court in a fight with IP Australia over a decision that secured it a […]

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High Court upholds challenge to backpacker tax
Employment 2021-11-03 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has found a 15 per cent ‘backpacker tax’ imposed on holders of Australian working holiday visas violates a double taxation agreement between […]

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Investors lose joint appeal bid to boost slice of Halifax liquidation assets
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-10-27 3:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Investors in collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have failed to overturn decisions in Australia and New Zealand relating to the date of realisation of their […]

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Developer wins GST class action appeal despite misleading investors
Real Estate 2021-10-25 5:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Canberra property developer that misled investors about GST on its apartments does not have to pay compensation to the lead applicant in a class […]

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Companies can’t block ATO’s grilling of disgraced accountant Vanda Gould
Tax 2021-10-19 2:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three companies operated by convicted accountant Vanda Gould have failed again to block further cross examination of Gould by the Commissioner of Taxation in a […]

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Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that […]

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