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Emails reveal Kmart employees shared links to streetwear co’s designs, court told
Intellectual Property July 10, 2019 2:39 pm By Amelia Birnie

Streetwear brand Globe International has alleged department store chain Kmart was reasonably aware it was infringing copyright, after internal emails revealed Kmart clothing designers shared […]

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Ex-Sirtex CEO pleads guilty to insider trading
White Collar July 3, 2019 3:25 pm By Amelia Birnie

The former CEO and director of biotech company Sirtex Medical, Gilman Wong, is facing a maximum ten years in prison after pleading guilty to insider […]

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Novartis wants to amend invalidated patent for MS drug
Intellectual Property July 2, 2019 1:30 pm By Amelia Birnie

Novartis has applied to amend its proposed patent for an oral form of multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya, as it appeals an invalidity ruling by IP […]

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Equititrust settlement with KPMG approved after no objections to funder taking all
Restructuring & Insolvency June 28, 2019 9:04 pm By Amelia Birnie

A court has approved a settlement between the liquidators of failed fund manager Equititrust and auditor KPMG, after not a single objection was raised by […]

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Incentive-based funding commission dropped in IAG insurance class action
Class Actions June 28, 2019 12:48 pm By Amelia Birnie

The funder backing the IAG add-on insurance class action has agreed to a fixed 25 per cent commission, after the plaintiff copped criticism from a […]

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Murray Goulburn pays $42M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions June 24, 2019 8:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

Dairy supplier Murray Goulburn has agreed to pay $42 million to settle one of two shareholder class actions over a 2016 profit forecast revision that […]

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Privilege not waived by Allens lawyer’s inadvertent disclosure, court says
Energy & Natural Resources June 7, 2019 9:26 pm By Amelia Birnie

A court has ordered the plaintiffs in a coal mine development contract dispute to destroy unredacted copies of privileged legal advice that were inadvertently disclosed […]

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IP, consumer challenge to union campaign could raise freedom of speech concerns, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection July 11, 2019 3:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

The NRMA’s bid to restrain the maritime union’s campaign over the safety and employment standards of Sydney’s fast ferry services on the grounds that it […]

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Law firms can push on with separate class actions against CBA under cooperation deal
Class Actions July 10, 2019 8:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

Rival law firms Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald will be allowed to work together without consolidating their separate shareholder class actions against the Commonwealth […]

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Group members set to get nothing in St Patrick’s Day bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions July 9, 2019 4:16 pm By Amelia Birnie

A settlement has been reached in the second of four St Patrick’s Day bushfire class actions filed by Maddens Lawyers, under which energy distributor PowerCor […]

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