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Court in Swift Groping case refuses to hear expert Gender Studies professor

David “Jackson” Mueller, the Denver radio host who was found guilty last week of groping pop megastar Taylor Swift, succeeded in an interlocutory motion barring the singer from calling a Gender Studies academic to profile Mueller’s masculinity during Swift’s successful claim for assault and battery. Mueller had initially attempted to sue Swift, claiming that he […]

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Australian Music Expert called in Eminem’s New Zealand IP case

Lawyers for American rapper Marshall ‘Eminem’ Mathers recently called on Australian composer, writer, and radio presenter Dr Andrew Ford as an expert witness in the rapper’s ongoing intellectual property lawsuit against the New Zealand National Party. Eminem’s Detroit-based music publishers Eight Mile Style allege that a song used in a 2014 campaign ad for the […]

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The Use of Expert Evidence in Continuous Disclosure Class Actions

This post finishes our recent series on emerging issues and trends in Australian Class Action Litigation. In Australia, there is a steady increase in major class action claims[1] owing to the increased prevalence of third party funding and a stable legislative environment. With this comes the need to ensure that plaintiffs and defendants alike are […]

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Increasing Adoption of Harmonised Expert Witness Code of Conduct – Towards a Nationwide Approach

As outlined in our November 2016 blog, Sweeping Changes for Federal Court Practice Notes, the Federal Court, in late 2016, issued 26 updated practice notes for use in federal litigation. The previously used Practice Note CM7 Expert Witnesses in Proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia was replaced with the considerably lengthier Expert Evidence Practice Note (GNP-EXPT) […]

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