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Zoetis offers divestiture to win ACCC approval for Jurox acquisition
Corporate 2022-08-11 11:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

US animal health giant Zoetis has offered to shed assets to win competition clearance for its proposed takeover of NSW-based pet drug maker Jurox. The […]

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High Court says ban on secret filming by animal activists no loss to freedom of speech
High Court 2022-08-10 11:03 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court has dismissed a constitutional challenge by an animal welfare group to legislation banning publication of secret recordings, ruling that the law’s protection […]

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Dow’s vapor-drift fighting herbicide patent not new, IP Australia finds in win for Nufarm 
Intellectual Property 2022-07-07 4:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Nufarm Australia has successfully challenged a herbicide patent application by Dow Agrosciences’ successor on the grounds that the invention – aimed at limiting the worldwide […]

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Nufarm takes Advanta Seeds to court after patent lapse held to be lawyers’ error
Intellectual Property 2022-06-08 4:59 pm By Sam Matthews

Agricultural chemical company Nufarm has appealed a decision giving rival Advanta Seeds extra time to pay a renewal fee for its patent for a hybrid […]

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Quintis class action settlement takes hit as insurers win appeal
Insurance 2022-05-19 4:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two insurers have won an appeal that blocks group members in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis from receiving a further $11.25 million after […]

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KPMG should have advised Gunns to notify growers of new financing, class action says
Class Actions 2022-05-09 10:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action over the failure of six managed investment schemes for eucalyptus wood in Tasmania has accused KPMG of failing to advise forestry giant […]

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Ex-DomaCom boss says Nine’s reporting of AustAgri deal cost him his job
Media 2022-05-06 10:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Founder and former CEO of listed investment firm DomaCom is suing Nine over an episode of A Current Affair that allegedly suggested he was involved […]

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Van Dairy sues Fonterra for unconscionable conduct over milk price dive
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-06 6:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australia’s largest milk producer Van Dairy has hit Fonterra Australia with lawsuits alleging the processor misled farmers and engaged in unconscionable conduct when it slashed […]

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‘Just a fishing expedition’: Quintis class action can’t see EY meeting docs
Class Actions 2022-05-05 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Shareholders bringing a class action against Quintis have lost their bid for Ernst & Young to hand over documents from two meetings with a director […]

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Law firms appear to sour on contest between rival a2 Milk class actions
Class Actions 2022-04-28 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firms running competing shareholder class actions against a2 Milk appear to have reached agreement to join forces, with a court order Thursday scrapping a […]

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