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Slater & Gordon considers pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions March 29, 2018 9:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater and Gordon is mulling a class action on behalf of women who suffered complications after receiving a pelvic mesh implant, in the wake of […]

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ACCC says MYOB bid for Reckon raises competition concerns
Financial Services March 29, 2018 10:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about MYOB’s proposed bid for Reckon’s accounting unit, saying it could substantially lessen competition in the […]

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Biotech co. settles case over low-GI sugar patent claims
Competition & Consumer Protection March 28, 2018 8:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian biotech company Holista Colltech has resolved litigation over ASX announcements that said it was collaborating with a Nobel Prize nominee to file a patent […]

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GetSwift hit with second shareholder suit
Securities March 27, 2018 8:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has filed a shareholder class action against GetSwift alleging it provided inadequate disclosures and misled investors with its overhyped announcements about business […]

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Insurers could be next target of unfair contract law expansion
Financial Services March 23, 2018 9:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian government is mulling whether to extend unfair contract laws to insurance contracts, Finance Minister Kelly O’Dwyer said. Speaking before the Financial Services Council […]

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King & Wood Mallesons email in IP spat is privileged, judge rules
Intellectual Property March 23, 2018 11:31 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Sending an email of advice to third parties does not necessarily constitute waiver of legal professional privilege, a Federal Court judge has ruled, siding with […]

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Patent exhaustion debate may be headed for High Court
Intellectual Property March 21, 2018 2:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Printer cartridge seller Calidad may take its arguments over the exhaustion of patent rights to the High Court, the company told the Federal Court in […]

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ACCC seeks market input on Saputo offer to sell Koroit plant
Competition & Consumer Protection March 16, 2018 10:26 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC wants the public to weigh in on Saputo’s offer to sell its Koroit dairy plant in Victoria to win the regulator’s blessing for […]

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New rule sets standard for handling NBN complaints
Telecommunications March 15, 2018 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s communications regulator released new proposed rules today for telcos on handling consumer complaints about migration to the National Broadband Network. The Australian Communication and […]

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Banks slammed for uncompetitive mortgage pricing
Financial Services March 15, 2018 1:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s largest banks are weak when it comes to offering competitive prices on residential mortgages, Australia’s consumer regulator said Thursday in the first review undertaken […]

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