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ACCC wins temporary halt to Virtus’ acquisition of Adora
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-14 7:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has won an interim injunction blocking IVF provider Virtus Health from completing its purchase of rival Adora Fertility on Friday. Federal Court Justice […]

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Westpac cops $10M fine in personal advice case, but doesn’t say sorry
Financial Services 2021-08-23 4:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two Westpac units have been hit with $10.5 million in fines for providing personal financial advice during a superannuation rollover campaign, with a barrister for […]

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Law firm would have had onus of proof in Arrium cross-claim defence, judge says
Business of Law 2021-08-19 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills this week escaped a cross-claim that its advice made it liable for the alleged losses of Arrium’s lenders, but the judge who […]

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Banks lose cases against directors over $2.8B collapse of steel giant Arrium
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-08-17 12:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed two cases brought by the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and other lenders against directors of the failed steel giant Arrium, saying he […]

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Arrium settlement was a ‘substantial compromise’, judge says
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-05 4:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement reached in a lawsuit by the liquidators of collapsed steel giant Arrium against 10 former company directors accused of insolvent trading has been […]

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Caffitaly wins reversal of invalidity ruling on coffee pod patent
Intellectual Property 2021-07-01 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Coffee capsule machine manufacturer Caffitaly has saved one of its coffee pod patents from a finding of invalidity, in a partially successful appeal of a […]

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Settlement reached in lawsuit against Arrium directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-05 5:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A mid-trial settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the liquidators of collapsed steel giant Arrium against 10 former company directors and officers […]

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Johnson & Johnson asks High Court to review landmark pelvic mesh ruling
Product Liability 2021-04-09 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Johnson & Johnson unit wants the High Court to review the Full Federal Court’s rejection of its challenge to a landmark class action ruling […]

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Full Court dashes Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s hopes of saving ‘community bank’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-03-11 4:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has lost its appeal of a ruling that revoked its 22-year-old ‘community bank’ trade mark, with the Full Federal Court agreeing […]

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Johnson & Johnson unit loses high-stakes appeal in pelvic mesh class action
Appeals 2021-03-05 11:34 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has tossed an appeal by Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon challenging a landmark decision that put it on the hook for […]

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