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Qantas did not misuse Jobkeeper, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-12-17 9:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The terms of the Fair Work Act do not guarantee employees of Qantas or potentially any workers in Australia the right to entitlements such as […]

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Maurice Blackburn did not breach obligations in TWE class action, Full Court finds
Appeals 2020-12-17 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has tossed an appeal by Treasury Wine Estates claiming that Maurice Blackburn and barrister Guy Donnellan breached their obligations in preparing […]

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Raid bug spray maker SC Johnson mulls strikeout bid to swat Reckitt’s case over ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-17 3:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based consumer goods giant SC Johnson & Son has foreshadowed a bid to strike out a case filed by Reckitt Benckiser over its Raid Max […]

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Patent attorneys lured lucrative US law firm clients from IP boutique, new suit claims
Intellectual Property 2020-12-16 2:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two patent attorneys who resigned from Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys to launch a competing business performed work for clients of the boutique IP […]

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Liquidators called in for missing Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick’s company
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-12-15 4:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has appointed a provisional liquidator to a company owned by missing Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick, while criticising ASIC for not cooperating with her […]

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NSW can’t shield docs in ACCC competition case over ports privatisation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-09 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW government cannot assert public immunity over cabinet documents sought in a case brought by the ACCC over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement for the […]

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Qube resolves misuse of market power case against Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-30 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics services provider Qube has resolved a lawsuit that accused the Port of Newcastle of misusing its power in the market for port services by […]

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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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