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Ariosa infringed Sequenom’s patent for prenatal genetic test, court finds
Intellectual Property July 1, 2019 10:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has found Ariosa Diagnostics infringed a patent held by Sequenom for a noninvasive prenatal genetic test, and ruled one claim of the patent […]

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ACCC appeals loss in case over Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection June 27, 2019 9:58 am By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is appealing the dismissal of its case over Pactific National’s purchase of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, challenging […]

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Competing law firms agree to join forces in BHP class action
Appeals June 21, 2019 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Rival law firms Phi Finney McDonald and Maurice Blackburn have offered to consolidate their competing shareholder class actions against BHP after prompting by the Full […]

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Maurice Blackburn reunites with air cargo lead applicant in cartel class action against banks
Competition & Consumer Protection June 20, 2019 3:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firm running a cartel class action alleging manipulation of foreign exchange rates by five global investment banks is teaming up with the same […]

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ACCC too late to alter Pacific National undertaking, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection June 12, 2019 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short again in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of competitor Aurizon’s Queensland freight […]

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Maurice Blackburn denies infringing State Street IP with Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property June 12, 2019 1:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has hit back at a lawsuit by State Street Global Advisors over the law firm’s use of a replica of its Fearless Girl […]

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In win for class, judge says promises in McMillan Shakespeare unit’s warranties were illusory
Class Actions June 11, 2019 11:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Promises to pay out claims under vehicle warranties issued by a unit of car leasing giant McMillan Shakespeare were illusory because of a clause that […]

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State Street reaches settlement with super fund in Fearless Girl trade mark spat
Intellectual Property May 30, 2019 1:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

US asset management firm State Street has dropped its trade mark case against superannuation fund HESTA over its Fearless Girl statue, after HESTA agreed to […]

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Maurice Blackburn gets second shot at pursuing class action against BHP
Appeals May 28, 2019 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has partly prevailed in an appeal of a judge’s decision to put the brakes on its shareholder class action against BHP while greenlighting […]

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Appeals court in BHP class action battle questions superiority of no win, no fee model
Appeals May 27, 2019 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn’s funding model rejected by a judge overseeing a beauty parade of class actions against BHP appeared structured to incentivise the firm to push […]

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