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Sparke Helmore off the hook as IOOF unit loses appeal of $76M judgment
Appeals 2021-02-05 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees failed to drag law firm Sparke Helmore into a case after it was hit with a $76.6 million judgment over […]

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Full Court hears government’s $325M fight with Sanofi over ban on Plavix generic
Intellectual Property 2021-02-16 4:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical companies Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb are liable for losses to the federal government for excess subsidies it allegedly paid for the blood-thinner Plavix after […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals 2020-04-03 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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Government loses case claiming $325M over generic Plavix delay
Intellectual Property 2020-04-28 6:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a claim by the Australian Government for $325 million against pharmaceutical companies Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb allegedly owed for excess subsidies […]

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Sparke Helmore equally responsible for $76M judgment against IOOF unit, court hears
Appeals 2020-04-02 10:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore is equally responsible for a $76.6 million judgment against IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees over the sale of a timber plantation by collapsed […]

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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions 2020-02-19 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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Lawyers breached duty to client with ‘sharply’ conflicting interests, appeals court rules
Legal Ethics 2019-08-30 9:54 pm By Amelia Birnie

A Sydney law firm has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation and restitution for breach of its fiduciary duties, after […]

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Appeals court tosses challenge to Allianz Stadium demolition
Construction 2019-03-15 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney community group has lost a last-minute challenge to the demolition of Allianz Stadium, with the Court of Appeal throwing the case out in […]

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