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Former solicitor-general to defend ABC in Christian Porter’s defamation case
Defamation 2021-03-18 3:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former solicitor-general Justin Gleeson SC, who recently called for an inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter’s fitness for office in the face of rape allegations, will […]

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ABC faces high bar in defence against Christian Porter’s defamation case
Analysis 2021-03-16 11:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Facing laws strongly favouring plaintiffs and defamation claims based on allegations of an historic rape with no witnesses, the ABC has an uphill battle in […]

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Christian Porter accuses ABC reporter of ‘campaign’ to destroy his reputation
Defamation 2021-03-15 11:55 am By Christine Caulfield

Attorney-General Christian Porter has filed defamation proceedings in the Federal Court against the ABC and journalist Louise Milligan over an online article he says made […]

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Sandoz cross-claim seeks to block Merck Sharp & Dohme’s Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-03-09 1:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Generic pharmaceutical company Sandoz has hit back in an intellectual property lawsuit by Merck Sharp & Dohme, filing a cross-claim that seeks to undo an […]

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Avoiding ‘dangers’ of GetSwift approach, judge will jointly hear class actions over Slater & Gordon advice
Class Actions 2021-03-05 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing two class actions over legal and accounting advice given ahead of Slater & Gordon’s disastrous Quindell acquisition has said he will hear […]

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Johnson & Johnson unit loses high-stakes appeal in pelvic mesh class action
Appeals 2021-03-05 11:34 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has tossed an appeal by Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon challenging a landmark decision that put it on the hook for […]

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Judge says separate questions are ‘fraught’ but allows hearing in Pizzeys client poaching dispute
Intellectual Property 2021-03-02 12:09 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has allowed a hearing on separate questions concerning the validity of a non-compete agreement in a lawsuit brought against two patent lawyers who […]

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GetSwift slammed for ‘unfair attack’ on judge hearing class action, ASIC case
Class Actions 2021-02-15 7:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

GetSwift has been criticised for its “quite unfair attack” on a Federal Court judge who refused to disqualify himself from hearing a shareholder class action […]

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J&J slammed for ‘wreckage’ of a case in pelvic mesh class action appeal
Class Actions 2021-02-03 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of women harmed by pelvic mesh devices produced by Johnson & Johnson have accused it of persisting with a “wreckage” of a case […]

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Judge was wrong to ignore pelvic mesh doctors, J&J says in high-stakes appeal
Appeals 2021-02-01 6:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge who found J&J’s pelvic mesh implants defective in a high stakes class action ruling made a “pervasive error” in disregarding the knowledge and […]

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