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More clinics to be pulled into Monash IVF class action over embryo destruction
Class Actions 2022-05-04 8:46 pm By Sam Matthews

Six more fertility clinics in states across the country are set to be pulled into a class action against Monash IVF on behalf of hundreds […]

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Philips defends class action, says sleep devices weren’t defective when sold
Product Liability 2022-05-03 10:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Philips Electronics has hit back at a class action over recalled sleep apnea machines that contained a foam component that could allegedly degrade and cause […]

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Deep sleep therapy case re-awakened as Full Court grants appeal
Defamation 2022-04-29 10:19 am By Cindy Cameronne

Two psychiatrists who administered the controversial deep sleep therapy at the Chelmsford Private Hospital in the 1970s have won a Full Court appeal in their […]

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Pelvic mesh class actions nearing settlement, court told
Class Actions 2022-04-28 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Settlement talks in three class actions on behalf of women injured by allegedly defective pelvic mesh products have progressed “substantially”, a court has heard. In […]

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Plastic surgeon wins $450,000 in defamation case over fake review by rival
Defamation 2022-04-21 10:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Gold Coast cosmetic surgeon has won his defamation case against a competitor who posted a phony online review, with a judge ordering damages of […]

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Smile Direct Club bites back in lawsuit over teeth straightener claims
ACCC 2022-04-07 10:10 pm By Sam Matthews

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners may soon face a cross-claim from competitor SmileDirectClub, which it sued for allegedly misleading consumers about the […]

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Novartis can’t appeal loss of experts in MS drug patent feud with Pharmacor
Intellectual Property 2022-04-07 12:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court won’t give Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis the chance to appeal a ruling that threw out three of its four experts in […]

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J&J won’t contest follow-on pelvic mesh class action
Product Liability 2022-04-04 5:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An additional 1,200 women who were implanted with defective pelvic mesh devices will be eligible for compensation after Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon agreed that […]

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Judge says vaccine lawsuit against Monash Health was not ‘doomed to fail’
Coronavirus 2022-03-31 7:06 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has declined to award costs against a group of nurses who recently dropped their Fair Work lawsuit against Monash Health, saying the case […]

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Securing ACCC nod for patent settlement with rivals no easy task, first draft decision shows
Intellectual Property 2022-03-31 1:42 pm By Editor

The competition regulator has proposed to deny authorisation for a patent settlement that sought to permit early entry of generic drugs. Whether the companies involved […]

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