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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis April 23, 2020 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions April 22, 2020 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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High Court won’t hear appeal over ‘Diamond Joe’ Gutnick family’s $1 mining deal
Appeals April 22, 2020 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will not hear a challenge to a ruling that found two companies previously run by Joseph “Diamond Joe” Gutnik and his family […]

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High Court may pick apart choice of Maurice Blackburn in AMP class action contest
Analysis April 21, 2020 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power of courts to choose a single winner from a contest of competing class actions is not the likely target of the High Court […]

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Uber Eats driver was not an employee, FWC confirms on appeal
Employment April 21, 2020 7:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Fair Work Commission appeals panel has upheld a ruling that an Uber Eats delivery driver allegedly let go for being 10 minutes late was […]

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Aurora Funds loses challenge to ruling over soured Molopo Energy takeover
Corporate April 21, 2020 12:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has upheld two decisions by the Australian Government Takeovers Panel that a bid by asset manager Aurora Funds Management to replace Molopo Energy’s […]

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Victoria Beckham takes Sydney skincare company to court over ‘VB’ marks
Intellectual Property April 20, 2020 11:27 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has taken Sydney-based skincare company VB Skinlab to court, alleging it attempted to register two trade marks […]

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High Court takes up challenge to AMP class action beauty parade
Appeals April 17, 2020 2:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has agreed to weigh in on a decision last year to pick Maurice Blackburn’s case as the winner of a beauty parade […]

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Bega triumphs again in $60M battle over peanut butter IP rights
Intellectual Property April 14, 2020 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kraft has lost an appeal in its high-stakes legal battle against Bega over the right to use its distinctive peanut butter trade dress in Australia. […]

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Land developer Tina Bazzo loses fight to keep liquidators’ examinations secret
Restructuring & Insolvency April 9, 2020 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

WA-based land developer Tina Bazzo and her partner Allen Caratti have failed in their challenge to a ruling that liquidators’ examinations should not be held […]

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