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Privilege ruling in Noumi case could hamper ASIC investigations, regulator says
Appeals 2024-05-30 2:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

ASIC has argued a recent ruling that found Noumi waived privilege over a PwC report by providing it to the regulator could dissuade people from […]

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Port Authority of NSW hit with $300M lawsuit over Glebe Island construction
Construction 2024-05-30 2:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Port Authority of NSW has been sued by a sand importer for allegedly acting unconscionably when it terminated a lease agreement over a development at Glebe Island in Sydney. 

Investor Nicholas Bolton fights $300,000 legal bill from Atanaskovic Hartnell
Business of Law 2024-05-29 11:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell has argued that its alleged failure to provide updated fee estimates while acting for a company associated with investor Nicholas Bolton did not mean he is immune from paying fair and reasonable legal fees assessed at $308,940. 

Law firm loses challenge to Glaxo’s term extension for COPD patent
Intellectual Property 2024-05-29 10:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Drug giant Glaxo has succeeded in extending the term for a patent for a drug that treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, with a delegate rejecting arguments from law firm Banki Haddock Fiora that the application was incorrectly based on a patent that was no longer valid because of amendments.

What’s unjust about them? Full Court appears open to contingency fees for class action lawyers
Class Actions 2024-05-28 11:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Hearing arguments Tuesday on whether lawyers should be permitted to earn contingency fees in Federal Court class actions, judges on a Full Court bench appeared […]

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Seven resurrects ‘7NOW’ trade mark in latest fight with 7-Eleven
Intellectual Property 2024-05-27 11:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Seven Network has partially succeeded in appealing a decision that revoked its rights to the ‘7NOW’ trade mark for non-use, with the Full Court finding […]

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Jaguar class action judge did not ‘become a witness’ in siding with G+T, says Full Court
Class Actions 2024-05-27 11:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

While it was unfair for a judge to pick Gilbert + Tobin to run a class action against Jaguar Land Rover on the condition that […]

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Hastie liquidators lose appeal bid in $63.5M case against Multiplex, others
Construction 2024-05-27 2:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The liquidators of collapsed engineering company Hastie Group have lost their bid to appeal a decision that knocked out half its $120 million case against […]

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Toyota class action loses bid for emissions cheat source code
Class Actions 2024-05-24 10:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action against Toyota alleging it installed diesel defeat devices in several models of its vehicles has lost a bid to access source code […]

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Brickworks forced to close doors in WA after ‚Äėpredatory pricing‚Äô by rival BGC, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-05-24 10:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australia‚Äôs largest brick manufacturer Brickworks has accused a rival founded by billionaire Len Buckeridge of substantially lessening competition in Western Australia through a 2021 acquisition […]

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