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Bankruptcy trustee can rip up agreement giving litigation funder 85%
Restructuring & Insolvency January 9, 2020 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has allowed a bankruptcy trustee to drop an “extremely disadvantageous” litigation funding agreement, which provided the funder with an 85 per cent commission, […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith loses bid for journalists’ sources in defamation case
Defamation January 7, 2020 11:09 am By Miklos Bolza

War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith has been denied access to evidence revealing the identity of confidential sources that leaked information concerning alleged war crimes in Afghanistan […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner can’t block King & Wood Mallesons from acting for former firm
Appeals January 7, 2020 10:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Norton Rose Fulbright partner has lost his bid to block King & Wood Mallesons and two barristers from representing the law firm in […]

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Juno, Millennium settle patent dispute over cancer drug Velcade
Intellectual Property September 30, 2019 11:56 am By Miklos Bolza

Generic drug maker Juno Pharmaceuticals and US-based Millennium Pharmaceuticals have reached an in-principle settlement in their trans-Pacific dispute over two patents covering breakthrough anti-cancer medication […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner wants to appeal leave to appeal in long-running dispute
Employment October 2, 2019 10:27 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for Norton Rose Fulbright have flagged their “very real concerns” about further delays to a long-running dispute with a former partner, who has indicated […]

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Otsuka ‘deliberately’ withheld information from court, Generic Health claims
Intellectual Property September 17, 2019 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical company Generic Health has told the Federal Court that, on advice from their solicitors, Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb “deliberately” chose not to disclose their […]

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Fairfax appeals $280K Chau Chak Wing defamation judgment, says journo didn’t lie
Defamation August 15, 2019 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fairfax Media has challenged a judge’s “gravely serious” suggestion that one of its journalists lied about a confidential source, during the first day of a […]

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ABC, Fairfax can’t revive truth defence in Chau Chak Wing defamation case
Article August 2, 2019 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ABC and Fairfax have lost their appeal seeking to revive a truth defense in a defamation case brought by Chinese businessman Dr Chau Chak […]

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Geoffrey Rush briefs new top silk to fight Nationwide defamation appeal
Defamation July 15, 2019 11:28 am By Amelia Birnie

Actor Geoffrey Rush is pulling out all the stops in his bid to uphold his record $2.9 million defamation judgment against Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide […]

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Judge takes ax to $5.7M bill by liquidators of SK Foods units
Restructuring & Insolvency June 14, 2019 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has taken an ax to the final bill by liquidators of three failed subsidiaries of multi-national agribusiness SK Foods Group, lopping off 30 […]

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