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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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Judgment looms for IOOF execs in APRA’s disqualification case
Financial Services September 17, 2019 11:53 am By Christine Caulfield

Five IOOF executives will learn their fate this week when a judge rules on a disqualification bid by the prudential regulator, the first judgment to […]

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Otsuka changes tack in Abilify patent case after landmark Wyeth ruling
Intellectual Property September 11, 2019 8:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol Myers-Squibb are seeking to withdraw admissions in patent litigation against Generic Health over anti-psychotic drug Abilify, following a landmark ruling last […]

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Judge strikes out CIMIC class action claims pleaded in ‘factual vacuum’
Class Actions September 10, 2019 12:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering services company CIMIC has won a challenge to the pleadings in a shareholder class action against it, with the Federal Court striking out deficient […]

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Corporate cop looks to bolster Rio Tinto case with US evidence from PwC witness
Energy & Natural Resources September 10, 2019 4:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is seeking evidence from US proceedings in its case against Rio Tinto alleging the mining giant misled shareholders about […]

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CIMIC attacks ‘forests of contingencies’ in class action pleadings
Class Actions September 4, 2019 2:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering services firm CIMIC Group has attacked the pleadings in a shareholder class action against it, saying needlessly convoluted paragraphs containing a “numerically vast number […]

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ACCC loses appeal in cartel case over coal mining licences
Appeals September 4, 2019 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has failed in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its bid-rigging case over mining exploration licences involving Cascade […]

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Patent attorneys sued by firm win bid for Seyfarth docs
Business of Law August 19, 2019 4:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two patent attorneys who are being sued by a boutique IP firm for jumping ship to start their own business have cleared the first hurdle […]

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Case against NSW Ports docked while ACCC matter sails on
Competition & Consumer Protection August 19, 2019 9:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports has been stayed while a similar case brought by the competition regulator over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement to […]

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Ultra Tune appeals ‘manifestly excessive’ penalty for breaching Franchising Code
Competition & Consumer Protection August 12, 2019 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has argued in a Full Federal Court appeal that a $1.07 million penalty in an ACCC case was “manifestly […]

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