In what is believed to be an unprecedented move, logistics tech startup GetSwift has named law firm Squire Patton Boggs as a “concurrent wrongdoer” in the company’s defence of a shareholder class action.
A three-day hearing starts Wednesday in a challenge by marketing technology startup Rokt to an IP Australia decision that rejected its patent application, a closely-watched case that could move the dial on the patentability of software.
Applicants in four Federal Court class actions against AMP won’t voluntarily move their cases to the NSW Supreme Court on the invitation of a state judge, leaving a jurisdictional battle to rage on.
Industrial filter manufacturer Vokes has lost its fight to correct a 17-year-old error that removed it as the registered owner of six trade marks, with the Full Federal Court ruling Monday that the Registrar did not have the power to fix the mistake of her own initiative.
A judge has stayed a case brought by Hyundai to enforce a $7.9 million arbitration award against Alfasi Steel related to the delayed construction of Sydney’s International Conference Centre until a challenge to the award in Singapore’s High Court concludes.
Lawyers in the turf war over five competing AMP class actions have agreed to a temporary peace accord after the battleground edged close to the realm of the absurd, with a threatened anti-anti suit injunction being met with calls for an anti-anti-anti suit injunction.
The firm running the class action against Fitch Ratings over SCDO products has been given the go ahead to add claims of fraud and deceit after lawyers allegedly unearthed a hidden mathematical table the agency used in assigning ratings to the toxic financial products.
A judge has shot down a bid by Kraft for extensive discovery from Bega, but granted its request for a so-called Sabre order against US company Mondelez, three weeks before trial kicks off in the case over who owns the rights to the iconic Kraft peanut butter trade dress in Australia.
Australia is not the haven for class actions that critics have claimed, according to a new report that shoots down the notion that the country is just behind litigation-happy US when it comes to targeting corporations in court.
The law firm behind one of four AMP class actions in Federal Court might call for an anti-anti-suit injunction in response to a threat by a NSW Supreme Court judge to block the actions from proceeding in favour of the lone case filed against the wealth manager in state court.