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Judge slashes compensation with $50M payout in WestConnex land dispute
Real Estate July 18, 2019 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two companies owned by the ex-director of Dial A Dump have failed in a bid to secure $584 million in compensation for land compulsorily acquired […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme loses key battle in trade mark case ahead of trial
Intellectual Property July 15, 2019 8:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has barred US drug company Merck Sharp & Dohme from denying that an agreement made with German pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA was governed […]

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Judge reserves AMP class action loser costs after Phi Finney McDonald sinks 1,345 hours
Class Actions July 4, 2019 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Boutique class actions law firm Phi Finney McDonald has won its bid to reserve costs incurred before its case was permanently stayed in the AMP […]

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Copyright Tribunal overstepped with amended Foxtel licence, says Full Court
Intellectual Property June 11, 2019 3:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Copyright Tribunal erred by including rights in a reissued Foxtel licence agreement that fell outside the authority of the licence grant holder, the Phonographic […]

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Botox alternatives likened to ‘iPhone accessories’ as trade mark trial kicks off
Intellectual Property June 3, 2019 11:24 pm By Amelia Birnie

In its opening submissions in a trade mark case brought by Botox maker Allergan, Australian cosmetics brand Self Care compared its used of the word […]

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No win, no fee funding model carries Maurice Blackburn to victory in AMP class action contest
Class Actions May 23, 2019 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn’s shareholder class action against AMP — the only action not backed by a litigation funder — has been picked as the winner in […]

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Law firms to learn fate in AMP class action beauty parade
Analysis May 21, 2019 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling by a judge deciding a four-way contest to run a shareholder class action against AMP is expected this week, a judgment significant not […]

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Judge wants four referees in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions March 19, 2019 9:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court wants four referees to weigh what’s expected to be voluminous expert evidence in three class actions against the […]

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Optus hit with $25k criminal fine over lax political donation disclosures
Telecommunications April 8, 2019 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telecom giant Optus has been hit with a $25,000 criminal fine after pleading guilty to four charges of failing to disclose political donations in its […]

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Botox trade mark trial unexpectedly vacated
Griffith Hack March 13, 2019 12:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

An eight-day joint hearing in cases brought by Allergan alleging infringement of its Botox trade mark, which was due to commence Monday, has been vacated […]

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