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Full Court gives Branhaven another shot at bovine gene patent
Intellectual Property 2020-10-09 3:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s leading livestock group cannot block US company Branhaven from amending its application for a bovine genome patent, which the group has worried could harm […]

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Fifty horse owners saddle up for credibility attack at Zoetis class action trial
Class Actions 2020-10-07 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fifty horse owners may face cross-examination regarding adverse effects allegedly caused by Zoetis’ Hendra virus vaccine, with the company warning a four-week hearing scheduled to […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Judge shuts down Boehringer challenge to Merck Sharp & Dohme parasite patent
Intellectual Property 2020-09-24 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has failed in its Federal Court challenge to a patent application for an injectable anti-parasite drug for livestock by a subsidiary […]

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Papyrus settles defamation suit with former CEO over missing name in annual report
Agriculture 2020-09-22 2:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sustainable technology company Papyrus Australia has reached a settlement with its former CEO in a defamation case that alleged the omission of his name in […]

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Judge slashes law firm’s costs in $10.5M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-08-24 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $10.5 million settlement in a class action over the 2015 Scotsburn bushfire in Victoria, but slashed the costs […]

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Insurers dragged into Gunns plantation class action
Class Actions 2020-08-17 3:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two insurance companies have been joined as respondents to a class action against forestry giant Gunns over the failure of six managed investment schemes for […]

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Fonterra may bring counter-claims in class action over milk prices
Class Actions 2020-08-07 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fonterra could bring counter-claims against dairy farmers that brought a class action alleging they were unpaid when the company slashed milk prices in 2016, a […]

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Government won’t challenge loss in live export class action
Class Actions 2020-07-22 10:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Government will not challenge a ruling in a class action brought on behalf of live exporters which found a total ban on live […]

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Funder’s average rate of return a factor in approving class action commission, judge says
Class Actions 2020-07-10 8:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A litigation funder’s average rate of return on its investment in shareholder class actions was one of a number of factors weighed by a judge […]

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