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Class action reforms to expect from new Labor government
Policy and Regulation 2022-05-22 11:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

With the Australian Labor Party to form government after Saturday’s election defeat for the Coalition, class action lawyers are looking forward to reforms that expand […]

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Bayer drops challenge over patent extension for contraceptive drug
Intellectual Property 2022-05-09 1:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bayer has dropped its appeal to a ruling that quashed an extension for its patent covering an oral contraceptive, after the Full Court dealt drug […]

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Meaning of ‘dismissed’ in unfair dismissal cases confirmed by FWC
Expert Insights 2022-05-04 4:38 pm By Editor

A five member Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has reversed a single member decision that would have allowed employees who were lawfully demoted to challenge […]

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Ex-One Nation senator Brian Burston settles sexual harassment claims by staffer
Employment 2022-05-03 4:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former One Nation senator Brian Burston has resolved court proceedings brought by a former staffer Wendy Leach accusing him of sexual harassment and discrimination. The […]

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Uber agrees to $26M penalty over misleading ride cancellation fee warnings
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-26 11:47 am By Christine Caulfield

Uber has admitted to making misleading statements to passengers and has agreed to pay $26 million in penalties in a case by the consumer regulator […]

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Ashurst nabs legal governance pro from King & Wood Mallesons
Business of Law 2022-04-26 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ashurst has poached legal governance specialist Miriam Kleiner from King & Wood Mallesons to join the firm’s strategic advisory practice. The Big Six firm said […]

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Romeo’s class action settlement issues put approval in doubt, judge says
Class Actions 2022-03-30 6:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Questions raised about the structure of a settlement of two wage class actions against supermarket chain Romeo’s don’t just threaten to reduce the law firm’s […]

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Novartis challenges loss of experts in spat with Pharmacor over generic Gilenya
Intellectual Property 2022-03-28 3:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Novartis wants to appeal a ruling in its dispute with generic drug maker Pharmacor over patents for its multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya that tossed three […]

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Law firm’s bill for distributing Robodebt class action settlement cut by $1M
Class Actions 2022-03-24 1:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered that $1.27 million be set aside to cover the costs of the law firm administering the settlement in the class action […]

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WA Attorney General says he made ‘mistakes’ under oath in Clive Palmer trial
Defamation 2022-03-24 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

WA Attorney-General John Quigley wants a second go at his trial testimony in a defamation case brought by mining magnate Clive Palmer, admitting he made […]

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