Judge open to stay Westpac class action pending common fund appeal
Class Actions October 17, 2018 10:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A federal judge has lit a fire under the law firm leading the Westpac life insurance class action, saying if it wanted to apply for a stay while the bank appeals his common fund order, it should do so “immediately”.

Hytera doesn’t get ‘within cooee’ of proving it has state secrets: Motorola
Intellectual Property October 17, 2018 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola has slammed an attempt by Hytera Communications to limit discovery in a long-running patent dispute between the companies, saying documents withheld by the Shenzen-based radio manufacturer come nowhere close to being state secrets protected under Chinese law.

Optus agrees to pay $10M for misleading customers over phone bills
Competition & Consumer Protection October 17, 2018 1:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Optus has agreed to fork over $10 million in penalties after admitting it billed customers for premium phone services they didn’t sign up for, the consumer watchdog said Wednesday.