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Judge was wrong to halt cross-examination in Octaviar class action, court hears
Class Actions January 17, 2019 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge that dismissed an investor class action against the Public Trustee of Queensland over the failure of investment firm Octaviar Group improperly intervened in […]

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Full Court puts injector pen patent appeal on fast track
Intellectual Property January 17, 2019 2:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has expedited an appeal filed Christmas Eve by Sanofi-Aventis of a ruling that denied its bid to block Alphapharm from listing an insulin injector pen on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme.

Octaviar investors, class action funder dodge indemnity costs
Class Actions January 8, 2019 1:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The investor behind a failed class action against the Public Trustee of Queensland over the collapse of Octaviar Group has escaped a bid by the […]

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Judge spurs ASIC to mediate in NAB fees for no service case
Financial Services December 17, 2018 3:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has pushed the Australian Securities and Investments Commission into mediation with two NAB wealth management units in its case over $100 million in […]

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Network 10 drops Boss name after legal action by Fairfax
Intellectual Property December 12, 2018 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A month after Network 10 vowed to fiercely defend against a trade mark infringement case by Fairfax Media over its new ’10 Boss’ logo, the […]

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Commonwealth slams Otsuka’s ‘inconsistent’ defences in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth has urged the court to strike out the “inconsistent” pleadings of pharmaceutical firms Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb in a patent case over the […]

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NAB units admit to deceptive conduct in $34M fees for no service case
Financial Services December 5, 2018 10:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two NAB wealth management units have admitted to engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct by deducting $34.4 million in fees for services that were never […]

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CBA open to consolidation of dual class actions
Class Actions December 4, 2018 12:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is open to a proposal to consolidate two shareholder class actions filed over alleged breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism […]

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Trade mark reputation not a factor in deceptively similar cases: Full Court
Intellectual Property December 4, 2018 8:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge applied the “wrong test” when he considered the reputation of a trade mark in an infringement case alleging the marks of rival meat […]

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Law firms avoid courtroom showdown with novel CBA class actions deal
Class Actions November 21, 2018 11:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn and Phi Finney McDonald have sidestepped a competing class action battle in the high-stakes litigation against Commonwealth Bank of Australia over alleged breaches […]

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