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Lawyer wins $750,000 in defamation case over negative Google reviews
Defamation February 7, 2020 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

An Adelaide lawyer has been awarded $750,000 in damages after suing a woman who gave him bad reviews on Google that sent 80 per cent […]

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Biotechs to battle in Federal Court over ‘Access’ trade marks
Intellectual Property February 5, 2020 2:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two biotech companies that provide molecular diagnostic products used in genetic screening will face off in Federal Court over whether one of the company’s ‘Access’ […]

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Judge tosses Vagisil maker’s challenge to European rival’s trade mark
Intellectual Property February 4, 2020 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

The international company behind the Vagisil feminine hygiene brand has lost its bid to stop a European competitor from registering Vagisan as a trade mark […]

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FWC dismisses case after Facebook pics show ‘agoraphobic’ beautician sunning it up
Employment January 28, 2020 8:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a general protections dispute brought by an “agoraphobic” beautician after social media posts revealed an active social life including […]

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Bupa takes regulator to court as it fights ACCC allegations it overcharged, misled residents
Competition & Consumer Protection January 21, 2020 10:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Bupa has launched court action to block a directive by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission as the aged care provider battles a separate […]

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Biosimilar drug makers settle IP spat over arthritis drug Humira
Intellectual Property January 21, 2020 2:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

German drug company Fresenius Kadi has resolved a patent case brought by Korean drug company Samsung Bioepis over a biosimilar of top selling arthritis drug […]

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ATO appeals ruling in $60M dispute with Healius over lump sum payments
Appeals January 15, 2020 12:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has appealed a Federal Court judgment that healthcare company Healius could recover a tax refund and associated interest estimated to be […]

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Trial date vacated again in Country Care criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 19, 2019 11:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has vacated an upcoming trial date in a criminal cartel proceeding against mobile equipment provider Country Care Group and two individuals, and allowed […]

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Pelvic mesh cases remind judge of the days when ‘mobile phones resembled house bricks’
Class Actions December 18, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has frowned on a bid to transfer 12 individual cases over allegedly defective pelvic mesh to various state and territory courts, […]

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Court approves settlement in NSW ambulance privacy class action
Class Actions December 10, 2019 4:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Supreme Court has approved a settlement in Australia’s first privacy class action, which was brought against the NSW government over a data breach […]

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