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Litigation funding clampdown may go too far, experts say
Feature May 22, 2020 9:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Litigation funders say they do not oppose the government’s plan to subject them to a licensing regime, but legal experts told Lawyerly the crackdown on […]

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Spotless pays $95M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 10:44 am By Alison Eveleigh

A $95 million settlement has been reached in a shareholder class action against facility services company Spotless Group, the largest settlement in a shareholder class […]

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Client poaching allegations fly in Monsanto class actions
Class Actions May 22, 2020 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected concerns about client poaching raised by the law firms involved in competing class actions against chemical giant Monsanto. In an interlocutory […]

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Government announces crackdown on litigation funders
Class Actions May 22, 2020 10:23 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Litigation funders will soon be brought under the current corporate licencing regime and subjected to greater regulatory scrutiny, an opening salvo by the Morrison Government […]

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Essential Energy loses bid to block preliminary discovery for potential class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Essential Energy has lost its appeal of a ruling granting preliminary discovery for a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire in New South […]

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BP loses appeal of Hitler parody video ruling
Employment May 22, 2020 6:43 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Full Federal Court has dismissed BP’s appeal of a ruling by the Fair Work Commission that reinstated a worker who was fired for sharing […]

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High Court’s Chorley ruling applies to solo practitioners, court finds
Legal Ethics May 22, 2020 6:38 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The High Court’s abolition of the so-called Chorley exception, which allowed self-represented lawyers to recover their own expenses, also extends to incorporated legal practices through […]

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Permanent confusion about casuals
Expert Insights May 22, 2020 4:23 pm By

Uncertainty continues to haunt casual employment after WorkPac lost its bid to have the Federal Court reconsider the Court’s earlier Skene decision[1], viewed through the lens of […]

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ACCC’s Rod Sims promises enforcement ramp up after litigation dry spell
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A five-month litigation drought due to the difficulties of remote investigations and staff diversions during the coronavirus pandemic will end soon, ACCC chairman Rod Sims […]

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Full Court deals another blow to software patents in Rokt case
Intellectual Property May 21, 2020 11:29 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has rejected a patent application for a digital advertising system by e-commerce firm Rokt in a test case by IP Australia […]

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