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Settlement talks can’t be admitted as evidence in Cargill, Viterra trial
Trials September 21, 2018 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge in the high-stakes trial over the $420 million sale of Viterra’s Joe White malt business to Cargill has denied Cargill’s request to have […]

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Broker can’t take back admission in Provident class action defence
Financial Services September 21, 2018 2:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has shot down a last minute bid by an insurance brokerage facing a cross claim in a class action over failed debenture issuer Provident Capital to retract an admission in its defence ahead of trial next month.

Competing Murray Goulburn class actions look set to co-exist
Class Actions September 21, 2018 2:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge presiding over two shareholder class actions against Murray Goulburn indicated Friday he would likely let both cases proceed jointly to a trial in 2020.

Sirtex shareholders fear ‘bare cupboard’ for class action after takeover
Class Actions September 20, 2018 4:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders in a class action against Sirtex Medical have lost a bid for an order preventing the life sciences company from quietly moving $128 million in cash assets out of the country after its $1.9 billion takeover by a Chinese private equity company comes into effect Thursday, but the battle over the money will likely continue.

Union in UAE Exchange suit scolded for ‘throwing case into chaos’
Employment September 20, 2018 7:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark trial brought by the Financial Sector Union of Australia against UAE Exchange Australia has been vacated after a judge accused the union of “throwing the case into chaos” with a belated expert report.

Senator looks to shut down Hanson-Young defamation case
Defamation September 20, 2018 8:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Senator David Leyonhjelm wants the Federal Court to toss a defamation lawsuit filed by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, saying the court is barred from hearing the case due to parliamentary privilege

Judge wants funder’s cut in Westpac class action to come from net recovery
Class Actions September 19, 2018 1:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has agreed to sign off on an order in a massive class action against Westpac that could give 25 percent of any recovery […]

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Unique wins appeal of unconscionable conduct ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection September 19, 2018 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has overturned a win for the consumer regulator in a case against Sydney-based Unique International College, ruling that the vocational trainer’s […]

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BMW says court can’t make funding order in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 19, 2018 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

BMW Australia plans to challenge the NSW Supreme Court’s power to create a common fund order spanning six class actions brought against major players in […]

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Glencore in-house counsel wins Cargill deal docs to mull settlement
Trials September 18, 2018 1:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In-house counsel at Glencore has been granted access to “highly confidential” documents related to the possible sale by Cargill of its Joe White malt business […]

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