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GetSwift’s defence says Squire Patton Boggs partly liable
Class Actions July 17, 2018 5:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

Rokt’s software patent to take centre stage in high-stakes hearing
Intellectual Property July 17, 2018 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

Lawyers won’t move AMP class actions without a fight
Class Actions July 17, 2018 8:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

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.

17-yr-old trade mark error can’t be fixed, Full Court rules
Intellectual Property July 16, 2018 4:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

Judge stays Hyundai case over $7.9M arbitration award
Construction July 16, 2018 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

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.

AMP class action lawyers agree to ceasefire in jurisdictional war
Class Actions July 13, 2018 8:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

Fitch Ratings class can add fraud claims after finding hidden evidence
Financial Services July 13, 2018 9:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

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.

Kraft loses bid for Bega docs as trial date looms
Intellectual Property July 13, 2018 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

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.

Expert report debunks myth of Australian class action boom
Exclusive July 12, 2018 6:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

AMP class action turf war escalates with threat of anti-anti suit injunction
Class Actions July 11, 2018 11:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

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.