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Otsuka ‘deliberately’ withheld information from court, Generic Health claims
Intellectual Property September 17, 2019 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical company Generic Health has told the Federal Court that, on advice from their solicitors, Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb “deliberately” chose not to disclose their […]

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‘Must be April Fool’s day’: judge slams 120 common questions ‘joke’ in botched breast implant class action
Class Actions September 13, 2019 8:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing a class action against The Cosmetic Institute over allegedly botched breast enhancement surgery has queried whether the plaintiffs were playing an “April […]

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Judge ‘flummoxed’ about why 200 pelvic mesh cases are not a class action
Product Liability September 12, 2019 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed disbelief that hundreds of lawsuits are being pursued over allegedly defective  pelvic mesh, saying he was “absolutely flummoxed” as […]

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Otsuka changes tack in Abilify patent case after landmark Wyeth ruling
Intellectual Property September 11, 2019 8:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol Myers-Squibb are seeking to withdraw admissions in patent litigation against Generic Health over anti-psychotic drug Abilify, following a landmark ruling last […]

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Estia Health seeks to strike out ‘defective’ class action pleadings
Class Actions September 5, 2019 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aged care provider Estia Health has launched a bid to strike out the pleadings in a Phi Finney McDonald-led shareholder class action, accusing the law […]

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Zoetis loses challenge over security for costs in horse vaccine class action
Class Actions September 3, 2019 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down a challenge to a ruling denying horse vaccine maker Zoetis’ application for security for costs in an unfunded […]

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ACCC says Medibank misled consumers about policy benefits
Insurance September 3, 2019 10:45 am By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken private health insurer Medibank to court for falsely telling consumers they were not eligible for certain coverage […]

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Merck wins docs from Wyeth ahead of hearing on reopening Prevnar 13 trial
Intellectual Property August 30, 2019 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Merck Sharp & Dohme has emerged victorious in a battle over documents with Wyeth, as the parties gear up for a hearing on Wyeth’s request […]

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Cryosite wins $1M settlement over legal advice behind gun-jumping case
Competition & Consumer Protection August 28, 2019 7:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

Biotech company Cryosite has agreed to a $1 million settlement for losses resulting from legal advice received in relation to a merger agreement that left […]

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Pfizer claims Juno infringing patent for post-op painkiller
Intellectual Property August 27, 2019 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two units of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from Juno Pharmaceuticals for allegedly infringing the patent for post-operative pain drug […]

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