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Appeals court paves way for $915M museum despite ‘irony’ of Willow Grove removal
Construction 2021-07-21 4:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A resident group’s last ditch attempt to prevent the NSW government from relocating a locally significant heritage building has been dismissed by the NSW Supreme […]

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Government ordered to do ‘root and branch review’ of PFAS class action defence
Class Actions 2021-05-28 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered the federal government to file an amended defence in one of two class actions over its use of allegedly toxic firefighting […]

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‘Sydney’s most controversial burger restaurant’ loses appeal in trade mark beef with In-N-Out
Intellectual Property 2021-01-14 1:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Full Federal Court has upheld an appeal by In-N-Out Burgers against Sydney-based Hashtag Burgers, finding that its two sole directors were also liable for […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Judge frowns on Allergan’s ‘Botox’ trade mark lawsuit
Intellectual Property 2020-10-28 7:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Botox maker Allergan has lost a lawsuit that accused an Australian cosmetics company that sells topical creams as an alternative to Botox injections of infringing […]

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Reckitt’s ‘weak’ case dooms bid to kill Raid Max ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-14 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed an attempt by a Reckitt Benckiser unit to block Raid insect spray ads by rival SC Johnson, saying the consumer goods […]

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Allergan appeals loss in Botox trade mark dispute
Appeals 2021-01-20 5:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Botox maker Allergan has appealed a court judgment tossing most of trade mark case against an Australian cosmetics company that sells topical creams as Botox […]

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Class action expert finds PFAS ‘stigma’ diminished property values
Class Actions 2020-12-22 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Properties near seven air force bases where allegedly toxic firefighting foam was used experienced a drop in land value because of the “stigma” of contamination, […]

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No relief: AFT appeals Reckitt-Benckiser win over Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-21 4:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The maker of pain killer Maxigesic is taking its long-running battle with Nuromol manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser to an appeals court after a recent ruling that […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme settles trade mark spat with German drug company
Intellectual Property 2020-10-05 12:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US drug company Merck Sharp & Dohme has settled trade mark litigation brought by German drug maker Merck KGaA alleging it violated a 1970 agreement […]

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