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Otsuka ‘deliberately’ withheld information from court, Generic Health claims
Intellectual Property September 17, 2019 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical company Generic Health has told the Federal Court that, on advice from their solicitors, Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb “deliberately” chose not to disclose their […]

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Privilege not waived by Allens lawyer’s inadvertent disclosure, court says
Energy & Natural Resources June 7, 2019 9:26 pm By Amelia Birnie

A court has ordered the plaintiffs in a coal mine development contract dispute to destroy unredacted copies of privileged legal advice that were inadvertently disclosed […]

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ASIC fights ANZ bid to stay capital raising case as cartel action hangs over bank
ASIC June 5, 2019 8:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is pushing back against an application by ANZ Bank to stay the regulator’s civil penalties case over disclosures related […]

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Common fund orders fulfil class action promise, lawyers tell historic appeals court
Appeals February 5, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Common fund orders are the completion of the notion of class actions envisaged when the regime was introduced 27 years ago, a joint-sitting of two […]

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Commonwealth slams Otsuka’s ‘inconsistent’ defences in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth has urged the court to strike out the “inconsistent” pleadings of pharmaceutical firms Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb in a patent case over the […]

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Cash Converters to pay $16.4M to settle consumer class action
Class Actions October 22, 2018 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cash Converters has reached a settlement on the eve of trial in one of two consumer class actions alleging it engaged in unconscionable conduct by […]

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GetSwift ruling to offer roadmap for competing class actions
Appeals November 19, 2018 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A groundbreaking judgment by the Full Federal Court over competing class actions will be handed down Tuesday morning and is expected to give judges much […]

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Otsuka defence threatened in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property November 5, 2018 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth of Australia is weighing a bid to strike out Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s defence as the government seeks lost subsidies after an almost seven-year long […]

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Auto giants ready to talk settlement in Takata class actions
Product Liability August 28, 2018 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Six major car companies indicated Tuesday they were open to a quick settlement of class actions brought on behalf of potentially hundreds of thousands of […]

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Kleenex flushable wipes an ‘environmental catastophe’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection September 17, 2018 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched its opening volley against consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark Australia, saying its Kleenex ‘flushable’ wipes were unsuitable for […]

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