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ACL’s $1.5B tie-up with Healius rings alarm bells for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-07-20 3:07 pm By Gareth Baker

The proposed $1.5 billion merger of Australian Clinical Labs and Healius — two of Australia’s largest pathology services providers — is likely to substantially lessen […]

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Doctors class action won’t take precedence over union-backed cases
Class Actions 2023-07-19 11:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A union representing 54 junior doctors alleging they were systemically underpaid has defeated a bid by NSW Health to stay its case until the determination […]

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Junior doctors beat back declassing bid by NSW in overtime case
Employment 2023-07-14 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

A junior doctor representing thousands of medical officers in NSW has thwarted an application by the state to declass her group proceeding, with a judge […]

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Covidien, TFS pelvic mesh class action settles with remaining defendants
Product Liability 2023-07-05 3:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action over pelvic mesh products supplied by device makers Covidien and TFS has reached a global resolution with the manufacturers and their insurers […]

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Irritated judge pushes off 2nd junior doctors class action trial
Employment 2023-07-05 4:35 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has adjourned a trial in a case brought by junior doctors seeking to recoup alleged unpaid overtime, despite noting his annoyance over the […]

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Lundbeck’s decade-long damages bid against Sandoz stayed despite High Court win
Intellectual Property 2023-07-04 11:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Novartis unit Sandoz has won its bid to stay a case by rival Lundbeck, including orders for damages previously calculated at $26.3 million and counting, […]

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Deep sleep defamation case against HarperCollins finally put to rest
Defamation 2023-07-03 9:55 am By Cindy Cameronne

A psychiatrist has reached a confidential settlement with Harper Collins in his defamation case over a book about the controversial deep sleep therapy at the […]

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Lawyers can lose focus on clients’ interests in competing class actions, court says
Class Actions 2023-06-30 5:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has cautioned two law firms running competing shareholder class actions over last October’s cyber attack on Medibank that they must keep their focus […]

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NIB wins unpaid loans from Whitecoat developer after $42.5M sale to CBA
Healthcare 2023-06-28 4:02 pm By Gareth Baker

The developer of healthcare directory app Whitecoat must pay health insurer and joint venture partner NIB $1.6 million for loans that were never repaid following […]

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Medibank’s capital requirement lifted to $250M after data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-06-27 2:53 pm By Gareth Baker

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has raised Medibank’s capital adequacy requirement by $250 million, following last year’s cyber attack against the private health insurer, which […]

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