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Leading female lawyer at Piper Alderman sues partnership for sex discrimination
Employment February 21, 2019 2:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

A female Piper Alderman partner has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the firm’s other partners and has won a temporary injunction blocking the partnership […]

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Judge lifts injunction won by State Street against Maurice Blackburn’s Fearless Girl
Intellectual Property February 21, 2019 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has persuaded a judge to lift a temporary injunction that blocked the law firm from going ahead with plans to unveil a replica of the iconic New York statue, Fearless Girl, at Melbourne’s Federation Square for International Women’s Day.

Landmark personal leave challenge by Mondelez gets Full Court’s attention
Employment February 20, 2019 9:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court on Thursday will hear arguments in an employment case that calls into question the meaning of the personal leave provisions of the Fair Work Act and could have significant ramifications for how companies calculate the entitlement for shift workers.

One Key Workforce liquidators win fight with CFMMEU over access to $1M
Article February 20, 2019 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union has lost a battle with liquidators for failed labour hire business One Key Workforce over access to […]

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Sandoz ordered to pay Lundbeck over $26.3M for infringing Lexapro patent
Intellectual Property February 19, 2019 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Sandoz must pay $26.34 million to Danish pharmacuetical giant Lundbeck and a subsidiary for infringing the Australian patent behind the blockbuster antidepressant […]

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Neurim wins fight to amend patent for top-selling Circadin amid infringement case
Intellectual Property February 19, 2019 7:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Drug maker Neurim Pharmaceuticals has won a bid to amend its Australian patent for top selling sleeping pill Circadin over the protests of two generic […]

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Judge rules for investors in class action over conman Peter Foster’s sports betting scam
Class Actions February 18, 2019 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled for investors in a class action alleging they sank $12.3 million into a sports trading scam masterminded by convicted conman Peter […]

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Bechtel settles same-sex harassment suit by male worker
Employment February 18, 2019 3:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Construction giant Bechtel has reached a settlement in a lawsuit by a male worker who claims the company shrugged off his complaints of same-sex harassment […]

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Maurice Blackburn faces trade mark infringement suit over Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property February 15, 2019 10:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

US financial services giant State Street Global Advisers has brought legal action against Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, alleging the law firm’s plan to erect a copy […]

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ACCC cuts collusion claims as trial against Pacific National, Aurizon comes to an end
Competition & Consumer Protection February 15, 2019 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has dropped its claims of collusion against rail freight companies Pacific National and Aurizon, as the trial in its […]

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