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Lorna Jane hit with $5M penalty for misleading COVID-19 activewear claims
Coronavirus 2021-07-23 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit women’s activewear company Lorna Jane with a $5 million penalty for representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus crisis […]

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Law firms resolve multiplicity issue in Boston Scientific pelvic mesh class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney law firm that brought a class action against Boston Scientific over allegedly defective pelvic mesh products has agreed to stay its case while […]

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After GetSwift, judge could not hear split trial in Revlimid patent case, court told
Intellectual Property 2021-07-20 8:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A proposal by Bristol-Myers Squibb-owned Celgene to split a second trial into two more hearings in a dispute over patents covering the pharmaceutical maker’s top […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb accused of misusing market power with cancer treatment program
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-19 2:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme has filed a lawsuit accusing rival drug company Bristol-Myers Squibb of misusing its market power by restricting access to a treatment […]

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Apotex sued by former managing director over unpaid bonuses, leave
Employment 2021-07-19 1:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former managing director of global drug giant Apotex is suing his old employer over $226,000 in bonuses and $175,000 in leave he claims were […]

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Witness who won’t undergo quarantine can testify by video link in ex-Quintis boss’ trial
ASIC 2021-07-16 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has allowed a key US-based witness in ASIC’s case against former Quintis director Frank Wilson who will not submit to 14 days in […]

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Class action members having ‘second thoughts’ after payments from Monash IVF, court told
Class Actions 2021-07-14 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Monash IVF patients who accuse the company of destroying viable embryos are having “second thoughts” after accepting payment offers by the fertility clinic and signing […]

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Negligence claims in COVID-19 class actions should be axed, aged care providers tell court
Coronavirus 2021-07-13 7:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two Melbourne-based aged care providers want negligence claims that are unrelated to COVID-19 removed from class actions over their handling of the pandemic, in a […]

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ACCC frowns on Smile Direct’s health care coverage claims
Johnson Winter & Slattery 2021-07-13 1:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken legal action against international dental care company Smile Direct Club for allegedly misleading tens of thousands of […]

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Vic hospital operator points finger at junior doctors in underpayments class action
Employment 2021-06-22 4:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian public healthcare provider Peninsula Health has hit back at an underpayments class action brought by junior doctors, saying it was up to them to […]

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