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Allergan appeals loss in Botox trade mark dispute
Appeals 2021-01-20 5:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Botox maker Allergan has appealed a court judgment tossing most of trade mark case against an Australian cosmetics company that sells topical creams as Botox […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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No rest for deep sleep therapy defamation case after appeal filed
Appeals 2021-01-11 3:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two psychiatrists at the heart of the Chelmsford deep sleep therapy scandal have launched an appeal of a decision dismissing their defamation case against HarperCollins […]

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Wyeth seeks total victory in vaccine patent battle with Merck Sharp & Dohme
Intellectual Property 2021-01-15 8:53 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Pfizer unit Wyeth is seeking to overturn part of a judge’s decision in its high-stakes patent dispute with Merck Sharp & Dohme that found claims […]

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Monash IVF faces landmark class action over embryo destruction
Class Actions 2020-12-23 4:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Major fertility clinic Monash IVF has been hit with a class action on behalf of at least 100 men and women demanding damages for the […]

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Hotel quarantine, aged care reports boost class actions, lawyer says
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Reports exposing serious government and healthcare failures amid Victoria’s second COVID-19 wave have strengthened the claims in class actions against the Andrews government and two […]

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Class action accuses NSW Health of underpaying 10,000 junior doctors
Employment 2020-12-21 9:20 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two law firms have launched a class action against NSW Health on behalf of over 10,000 junior doctors for its alleged failure to pay overtime […]

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J&J ordered to pay $40M in pelvic mesh class action costs as stay bid tossed by court
Product Liability 2020-12-21 1:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A unit of Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay around $40 million in legal costs to the lead applicants in a class action […]

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Insurer pulled into pelvic mesh class action as judge pushes for 2021 trial
Class Actions 2020-12-16 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved an application to join the insurer of a former doctor into a class action seeking compensation for defective pelvic mesh implants […]

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Judge allows Neurim to seek additional damages in patent suit over insomnia drug
Intellectual Property 2020-12-14 3:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Neurim Pharmaceuticals can seek limited additional damages in a patent infringement case relating to its insomnia drug Circadin, after a judge granted a mid-trial bid […]

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