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Spruson & Ferguson nabs of counsel from Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Intellectual Property August 13, 2019 2:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

IP boutique Spruson & Ferguson has lured former Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick patent attorney Ken Bolton to join the firm’s Sydney office as of counsel. Bolton, […]

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Old rivals, hungry new players power class action market
Business of Law August 12, 2019 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyerly’s inaugural class action report shows one plaintiffs firm dominating the field, running more than twice the active class actions as its nearest rivals. But […]

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Full Court docket stacked with class action appeals
Appeals August 8, 2019 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court is set to hear appeals in four class actions in the August sitting, giving the court a chance to address important […]

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Gaming regulator launches inquiry into James Packer’s Crown shares sale
White Collar August 8, 2019 10:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority will hold a public inquiry with the powers of a royal commission to examine James Packer’s proposed sale […]

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HealthEngine accused of hiding negative reviews, selling patient data to insurers
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 3:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online medical booking platform HealthEngine is facing legal action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, accused of hiding 17,000 negative reviews, altering thousands of […]

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Power giant AGL taken to court by energy regulator over South Australia blackout
Energy & Natural Resources August 7, 2019 9:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Energy Regulator has launched legal action against energy giant AGL and three wind farm subsidiaries over a statewide blackout in South Australia three […]

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Innovation patents phase out: What you need to know
Expert Insights August 7, 2019 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian federal government’s proposed legislation to abolish the innovation patent system, Australia’s second tier patent system, was introduced into parliament on July 25. Here […]

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Maurice Blackburn owes State Street royalties for Fearless Girl replica, court hears
Intellectual Property August 6, 2019 1:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

US investment manager State Street Global Advisors claims it lost out on royalties when Maurice Blackburn commissioned an allegedly infringing replica of its iconic Fearless […]

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Tax dodging Sydney silk loses bid for readmission as a lawyer
Legal Ethics August 6, 2019 9:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Sydney-based former senior counsel, who failed to pay income tax for 16 years, has lost his appeal of a decision blocking his readmission as […]

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London City Equities wins bids to expand case against Ernst & Young over Penrice collapse
Restructuring & Insolvency August 5, 2019 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investment firm London City Equities has secured court approval to bring an expanded case against accounting giant Ernst & Young over its auditing of collapsed […]

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