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Government brings $325M High Court challenge over generic Plavix ban
High Court 2023-08-31 4:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A 16-year battle between the federal government and drug maker Sanofi-Aventis over an allegedly unjustified court order that prevented the release of a generic version […]

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Medibank to sue privacy commissioner over possible contempt
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-08-31 2:48 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has endorsed Medibank’s bid to sue the OAIC so the court can weigh in on the health insurer’s bid to halt the regulator’s […]

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$41.45M settlement approved in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2023-08-24 3:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has approved a $41.45 million settlement in a pelvic mesh class action against manufacturers Covidien and TFS but has put off deciding on […]

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Novartis can’t have separate trial on blood pressure drug invalidity claim
Intellectual Property 2023-08-18 10:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Novartis has lost its bid to have Pharmacor’s claim that its patent for a blood pressure drug is invalid decided ahead of a main trial […]

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Nursing home class actions try again for insurance docs
Class Actions 2023-08-17 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two class actions against Victorian aged care providers on behalf of families of residents who died due to alleged failures during the COVID-19 pandemic have […]

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Junior doctors win first underpayments class action
Class Actions 2023-08-11 11:15 pm By Sam Matthews

Junior doctors have notched an important victory in a class action alleging Peninsula Health failed to pay overtime hours, with a judge finding the healthcare […]

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Judge rejects latest pleading in plastic surgery class action
Class Actions 2023-08-10 10:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has directed a class action on behalf of 1,000 patients of Sydney-based plastic surgeon Daniel Lanzer and four of his associates to have […]

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Borrowing funds to run class actions ‘not appropriate’, says expert
Analysis 2023-08-07 10:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Class actions throw up all manner of ethical conundrums, but a recent Federal Court decision has shone a light on the question of whether funders […]

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Slater & Gordon cedes Medibank class action to Baker McKenzie
Class Actions 2023-08-01 10:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Slater and Gordon has agreed to consolidate its data breach class action against Medibank with one brought by Baker McKenzie, after the judge overseeing the […]

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Shine’s bid for $32M in loan interest raises ‘never seen before’ conflicts: judge
Class Actions 2023-07-24 10:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Shine Lawyers’ bid to recoup “exorbitant” interest on a loan it took out to run pelvic mesh class actions against Johnson & Johnson has raised […]

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