Corrs In Brief

Corrs In Brief offers the latest updates on legal issues and developments, focusing on their impact to your business and industry.

Misleading the market: Another perspective on causation and damages in Grant-Taylor v Babcock & Brown

6 March 2015

Another decision of the Federal Court of Australia has commented on causation in market non-disclosure cases, fuelling further debate on the use of an indirect causation theory to prove damages in misleading conduct claims by shareholders.

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Three’s (not) a crowd - Full Federal Court upholds enterprise agreement voted up by only three employees

6 March 2015

A recent decision has confirmed that an employer can enter into an enterprise agreement with a limited number of employees, but with the capacity to apply over time to a wider range of employees.

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Implications of contamination for the valuation of land

6 March 2015

In April the Court will consider the interpretation of section 6A of the Valuation of Land Act 1916 (NSW), and decide whether the Valuer-General appropriately ignored contamination when valuing land.

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The right to exploit a patent is a “single indivisible right” - Full Federal Court confirms

2 March 2015

In February last year we reported on a decision of Justice Yates of the Federal Court in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v Apotex Pty Ltd (No 5).

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Pause, reset and recommence: Release of the NSW Gas Plan and “where to” for the onshore gas industry in New South Wales

2 March 2015

The NSW Government released its Gas Plan on 13 November 2014. The Gas Plan sets out the strategic framework for the coal seam gas (CSG) industry in New South Wales.

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Polluters to pay for air monitoring in Newcastle

2 March 2015

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has established the Newcastle Local Air Quality Monitoring Network amid community concerns about air pollution.

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Offers of compromise by acquiring authorities in Class 3 compensation proceedings

26 February 2015

The Court found that the dispossessed land owner was entitled to its costs up to and including the date the offer of compromise was made but, after that date, each party was required to bear its own costs of the litigation.

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Does your contract involve ‘construction work’ under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)? Guidance from the WA Supreme Court

26 February 2015

The delivery last week of the decision of the WA Supreme Court in Field Development Solutions Pty Ltd v SC Projects Australia Pty Ltd is interesting for at least three reasons.

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Striving for tougher penalties: The ACCC’s New Enforcement Priorities 2015

25 February 2015

On 19 February 2015, ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, launched the ACCC’s 2015 Compliance and Enforcement Policy.

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Update on recent developments regarding the funding of class actions

25 February 2015

The rapid growth of the litigation funding industry and a number of recent significant class action settlements has placed the spotlight on the funding of class actions in Australia.

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