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Class members waited too long to appeal Great Southern MIS settlement, court rules
Class Actions 2019-03-07 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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Judge got the maths wrong in awarding $5.6M for accounting error, Pitcher Partner says
Appeals 2019-03-07 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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Westpac wants court to raise the bar for ‘personal advice’ finding
Financial Services 2019-03-04 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 2019-03-01 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 2019-02-28 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 2019-02-27 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 2019-02-26 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 2019-02-26 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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Clive Palmer loses appeal of order freezing $200M in assets in Queensland Nickel case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-02-25 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 2019-02-25 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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