Funder spars with judge as Westpac’s common fund challenge looms
Class Actions October 19, 2018 10:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The litigation funder at the centre of a challenge by Westpac to the Federal Court’s power to make common fund orders faced a fiery judge in a tense exchange Friday, after it revealed it was weighing a bid to pause a class action against the bank until after the appeal.

Apotex settles patent suit over generic Lexapro
Intellectual Property October 19, 2018 8:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug company Apotex has settled a patent infringement case brought by global pharmaceutical giant Lundbeck over its blockbuster antidepressant Lexapro.

ACCC’s loss in Pfizer misuse of market power case to stand
Competition & Consumer Protection October 19, 2018 2:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has dismissed the ACCC’s bid to appeal a Full Federal Court decision upholding a ruling that drug giant Pfizer did not misuse its market power in the months leading up to the expiration of the patent for its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor.