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QBE says infectious disease exclusion applies to COVID-19 claims in Victoria
Insurance 2021-09-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

While a first test case in NSW rejected insurers’ interpretation of infectious disease exclusions in COVID-19 business interruption policies, potentially putting the industry on the […]

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Lloyd’s denies ‘incomprehensible’ claims in COVID-19 business interruption class action
Coronavirus 2021-09-10 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance giant Lloyd’s has rejected what it calls an “incomprehensible” class action pleading by Australian businesses that argue its business interruption policies should have indemnified […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme appeals judgment tossing Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-09-10 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme is seeking to overturn a judgment refusing an extension of a patent covering its Januvia and Janumet diabetes drugs that would […]

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Allergan wins appeal in Botox trade mark battle
Intellectual Property 2021-09-08 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Botox maker Allergan has successfully challenged a Federal Court judgment dismissing its trade mark lawsuit against an Australian company selling topical creams as an alternative […]

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Lockdown didn’t trigger business interruption policy in COVID-19 test case, IAG tells court
Insurance 2021-09-06 10:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lockdown orders by the Victorian government and an international travel ban in place last year during the first wave of COVID-19 did not trigger a […]

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ACCC must pay costs of NSW as ‘necessary and proper party’ in ports case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-02 3:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the ACCC to pay the State of NSW’s costs in its failed proceeding against NSW Ports, finding that even though the […]

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Christian Porter wins bid to block media from using secret parts of ABC defence
Defamation 2021-08-31 10:41 am By Cindy Cameronne

Liberal MP Christian Porter has won his bid to block Nine and News Corp from using secret portions of ABC’s defence to his defamation allegations […]

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University of Sydney political lecturer wins appeal over swastika dismissal
Employment 2021-08-31 5:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former University of Sydney political economy lecturer who was fired for conduct that included showing students a slide of a Nazi swastika superimposed on […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright denies ‘evil intent’ as it fights to overturn ex-partner’s win
Employment 2021-08-27 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has rejected findings of dishonesty, deceit and abuse of process in seeking to overturn a $160,000 judgment against it, saying […]

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Norton Rose must face damages with ‘substantial sting’, ex-partner says
Employment 2021-08-26 7:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former Norton Rose Fulbright partner locked in a six-year legal battle with the firm has urged the Full Court to allow a $160,000 damages […]

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