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Law firm partner screamed at manager ‘like a madman’, court hears
Business of Law 2019-11-20 6:03 pm By Hannah Gee

A former general manager at a high-profile law firm broke down in court on Wednesday as she recalled a telephone conversation with a name partner […]

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‘Reckless’ and ‘half-baked’: Firm partner’s emails hurt because they were true, court told
Employment 2019-11-19 7:14 pm By Hannah Gee

An ex-law firm manager suing her former employer for unpaid wages was insulted by emails from a name partner only because they were true, a […]

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Managing partner told law firm manager to stop lining up menstrual cycle with billing cycle, court hears
Employment 2019-11-18 10:04 pm By Hannah Gee

Emails from the managing partner at a high-profile Australian law firm to a general manager were “vitriolic” and “belitting,” a court has heard, including one […]

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ACCC signs off on ANZ Terminals, GrainCorp deal with divestitures
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-11-15 9:32 pm By Hannah Gee

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the green light to a slimmed down version of global agribusiness GrainCorp Bulk Liquid Terminals bid to […]

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‘Not everyone will be happy’: APRA chair says pay overhaul plan has caused executive ‘angst’
Financial Services 2019-11-13 4:26 pm By Hannah Gee

Australia’s executives have responded to APRA’s proposed overhaul to executive remuneration with “a fair amount of angst”, according to Chair Wayne Byres, who said the […]

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Judge asks if he’s ‘in la-la land’ after seeing VW profitability figures
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-11-13 3:14 pm By Hannah Gee

A judge has voiced his incredulity at profitability figures produced by Volkswagen in seeking court approval of a $75 million settlement with the consumer regulator […]

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Hashtag can’t save Lidl’s geographical trade mark
Intellectual Property 2019-11-11 10:30 pm By Hannah Gee

German supermarket chain Lidl has lost a bid to register #santaclara as a trade mark in Australia, with a delegate saying the addition of the […]

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Merck, Sharp & Dohme’s patent spat over Wyeth’s Prevnar 13 vaccine goes another round
Intellectual Property 2019-11-08 10:41 pm By Hannah Gee

A case between drug company rivals Merck Sharp & Dohme and Wyeth over three patents for the Prevnar 13 pneumococcal vaccine has been reopened for […]

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Sacked lawyer gets go-ahead to bring sex discrimination case against firm
Employment 2019-11-07 10:13 pm By Hannah Gee

A former national law firm partner who claims she was overlooked for promotion to equity partner because she is a woman has won leave to […]

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider to fly Down Under for trial in IP spat with Clive Palmer
Intellectual Property 2019-11-06 4:09 pm By Hannah Gee

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will fly to Australia to give evidence at the trial of a copyright case against Clive Palmer over the band’s […]

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