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Judge wants funder’s cut in Westpac class action to come from net recovery
Class Actions September 19, 2018 1:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has agreed to sign off on an order in a massive class action against Westpac that could give 25 percent of any recovery […]

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BMW says court can’t make funding order in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 19, 2018 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

BMW Australia plans to challenge the NSW Supreme Court’s power to create a common fund order spanning six class actions brought against major players in the automotive industry over defective and dangerous Takata air bags.

Genome editing patent gets thumbs down by IP Australia
Intellectual Property September 19, 2018 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A patent for genome editing technology by a South Korean biotechnology company has been rejected for a lack of clarity, novelty, and inventiveness, but the Australian Patent Office has given the company two months to try again.

Financial adviser wins challenge to ASIC’s life ban
Financial Services September 19, 2018 7:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission failed to establish any grounds for permanently banning an ANZ financial adviser from the industry, a tribunal said in setting aside the decision Tuesday. 

Bega admits to using Kraft-branded shippers
Intellectual Property September 19, 2018 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bega has admitted to allegations by Kraft that it distributed its peanut butter in boxes with the Kraft logo on the outside, but says it was allowed to under a license agreement.

Glencore in-house counsel wins Cargill deal docs to mull settlement
Trials September 18, 2018 1:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In-house counsel at Glencore has been granted access to “highly confidential” documents related to the possible sale by Cargill of its Joe White malt business so that he can mull a settlement offer.

Judge dismisses MyBudget consumer class action
Class Actions September 18, 2018 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

MyBudget has successfully fought off a class action brought by consumers who claimed the budget management firm violated consumer law by holding onto interest earned on their personal budgeting accounts.

Dr Reddy’s settles Millennium’s cancer drug patent suit
Intellectual Property September 18, 2018 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Generic drug maker Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has reached a settlement with US-based Millennium Pharmaceuticals, agreeing to be restrained from selling a cheap version of cancer drug Velcade in Australia.

ASIC deputy chair Peter Kell calls it quits
Financial Services September 18, 2018 10:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The deputy chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Peter Kell, has resigned just five months into a yearlong extension of his contract with […]

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Alphapharm can’t get docs ahead of hearing on injector pen injunction
Intellectual Property September 18, 2018 9:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Generic drug company Alphapharm has lost a bid for documents it claimed would show Sanofi-Aventis suspected as early as 2015 that patents for one of […]

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