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Surfstitch judge says court can’t drop opt-out notice to class
Class Actions November 16, 2018 11:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by the applicants in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch to push forward with a proposed […]

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Motorola to bring copyright claims against Hytera
Intellectual Property November 16, 2018 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola Solutions wants to amend its pleadings in an ongoing patent case against Shenzen-based Hytera Communications to add copyright claims relating to the source code for the radio devices at the centre of the dispute.

Accountants for collapsed Centaur Litigation can’t amend defence
Restructuring & Insolvency November 14, 2018 4:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The accountants for fraudster Scott Williams, the man behind the multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme Centaur Litigation, lost a bid to amend their defence to limit […]

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Blockbuster defeated again in fight with husband and wife franchisee
Franchise November 14, 2018 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blockbuster has lost another round in its case against a husband and wife franchisee that sold a store’s assets to a competitor, with a court […]

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Wind farm co. settles class action over bushfire caused by electrocuted crow
Class Actions November 14, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Renewable energy company Infigen Energy has agreed to settle a class action over the January 2017 Currandooley bushfire that was sparked by a crow that […]

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Class members get nothing in $2.6M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions November 13, 2018 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has signed off on a $2.6 million settlement in a class action against Endeavour Energy and two other companies over the 2013 Mt […]

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ACCC takes Captain Cook College to court for unconscionable conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection November 9, 2018 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online educator Captain Cook College broke the law when it enrolled thousands of students who accrued $60 million in debt but never finished their courses, […]

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AMS says vaginal mesh claims don’t meet bar for class action
Product Liability November 8, 2018 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Medical device maker AMS has told the Federal Court that claims in a class action against it over allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants did not meet […]

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Bank of Queensland loses fight with insurer over $6M class action settlement
Insurance November 7, 2018 10:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bank of Queensland has lost a dispute with two insurers over coverage for a $6 million settlement of a class action brought by investors in […]

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Judge can’t see ‘sinister pattern’ in Geoffrey Rush’s behaviour
Defamation November 7, 2018 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial interjected in Nationwide News’ closing submissions on Wednesday, expressing doubt about the publisher’s interpretation of evidence — including […]

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