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Judge refuses bid for common fund order in Westpac class action
Class Actions March 25, 2019 7:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed an application for a common fund order in a class action against Westpac, saying the applicant in the Maurice Blackburn-led action […]

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WorkPac wants $84M casual worker class action thrown out
Class Actions March 25, 2019 5:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Labour hire company WorkPac has asked the court to dismiss an $84 million class action brought on behalf of thousands of casual mine workers alleging they were misclassified and denied annual leave and other entitlements.

Mylan must hand over authorised generic docs ahead of injunction hearing
Intellectual Property March 25, 2019 8:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical giant Mylan has been ordered to hand over documents relating to its proposed launch of a generic version of its cholesterol drug Lipidil to rival Sun Pharma in advance of a hearing on Mylan’s request for an order blocking Sun from launching its own generic version of the drug.

Westpac slams Maurice Blackburn for racing to file home loans class action
Class Actions March 22, 2019 3:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Banking giant Westpac has criticised Maurice Blackburn for rushing to file the first class action in the wake of the banking royal commission’s scathing final report, saying the self-appointed leading class action firm should know how to properly commence proceedings.

Law school head accused of bullying sues La Trobe University over suspension
Education March 22, 2019 9:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

An eminent professor at a Melbourne law school has launched legal action against his employer after complaints of bullying by two other professors led to his suspension.

Jewellery retailer Pandora admits misleading customers over refund rights
Competition & Consumer Protection March 22, 2019 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Jewellery brand Pandora has admitted it misled customer about ther rights to get a refund on faulty items and may have breached consumer laws, the watchdog said Friday.

Trader wants over $10M in damages in ASIC defamation case
Defamation March 21, 2019 10:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trader Daniel Schlaepfer and his firm Select Vantage are seeking over $10 million in damages from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in a defamation […]

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Commonwealth Bank told investors Sigma credit rating withdrawal a ‘technical’ issue
Class Actions March 21, 2019 5:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, facing cross-claims by credit ratings agency Fitch in a class action alleging it gave¬†false or misleading double A and triple […]

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Termite Resources directors must pay $7M for keeping insufficient cash on hand
Restructuring & Insolvency March 21, 2019 3:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered directors of collapsed mining company Termite Resources to pay $7 million in damages after finding they breached their duty by distributing […]

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Mach Energy faces $13M lawsuit by second fired exec
Energy & Natural Resources March 20, 2019 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mach Energy is fighting a second lawsuit by a former director alleging he is owed $13 million in shares under an equity incentive scheme based […]

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