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Law firm ‘took advantage’ of privileged position in filing Treasury Wines class action, court told
Class Actions 2020-11-27 7:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Treasury Wine Estates has accused plaintiffs law firm Maurice Blackburn and barrister Guy Donnellan of “taking advantage” of their privileged position by using evidence discovered […]

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Doctors can’t ‘rewrite history’ as judge puts deep sleep therapy defamation case to bed
Defamation 2020-11-26 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two psychiatrists at the heart of the Chelmsford deep sleep therapy scandal have had their defamation cases against publisher HarperCollins dismissed ,with a judge finding […]

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Mylan fails in High Court bid to save patents for top seller Lipidil
Intellectual Property 2020-11-06 12:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to take up Mylan’s challenge to a Full Court ruling upholding the invalidity of three patents for its blockbuster cholesterol […]

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ANZ looks to shut down rate-rigging whistleblower’s lawsuit
Employment 2020-11-03 10:31 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

ANZ is gunning for a lawsuit alleging it dismissed a former director of trading after he complained about rate-rigging to be thrown out before trial. […]

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Boston Scientific faces possible pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2020-10-30 12:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based law firm is conducting a class action investigation into medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific’s pelvic mesh products, adding to the growing list of […]

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Judges unclear about Johnson & Johnson unit’s arguments in pelvic mesh appeal
Appeals 2020-10-23 2:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge due to hear a high profile appeal by Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon has expressed confusion about the grounds on which the medical […]

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Arrow drops opposition to Novartis patent for MS drug, despite win before IP Australia
Intellectual Property 2020-10-12 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has upheld Novartis’ appeal of a ruling revoking its patent for an oral form of multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya, after Australian generic […]

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ATO wins appeal in $60M tax dispute with Healius
Tax 2020-10-12 6:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Taxation Office has secured a Full Federal Court victory in its $60 million tax battle with Healius, overturning a ruling that found the […]

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‘That rare bird, the smoking gun’: Judge orders Minetek employee’s laptop searched for confidential info
Intellectual Property 2020-10-06 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Engineering company Howden Australia can view the laptop and other electronic devices of an employee accused of stealing confidential information, after a judge found there […]

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‘Strained and fanciful’: Court tosses Telstra suit over Optus’ ‘more than ever before’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-25 1:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has suffered a defeat in its lawsuit accusing competitor Singtel Optus of violating consumer laws with ads claiming it is “covering more of Australia […]

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