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Chinese co’s $1.5B acquisition of Bellamy’s baby food empire gets the green light
Corporate November 15, 2019 12:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government has conditionally approved a $1.5 billion acquisition of all shares in baby food and milk formula manufacturer Bellamy’s Australia by a Hong […]

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Banks can grill ACCC investigators, JPMorgan in ANZ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2019 3:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The banks and executives at the centre of a landmark criminal cartel case can question four ACCC investigators and witnesses from JP Morgan at an […]

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Merck, Sharp & Dohme’s patent spat over Wyeth’s Prevnar 13 vaccine goes another round
Intellectual Property November 8, 2019 10:41 pm By Hannah Gee

A case between drug company rivals Merck Sharp & Dohme and Wyeth over three patents for the Prevnar 13 pneumococcal vaccine has been reopened for […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions November 1, 2019 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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ASIC wins appeal in Westpac ‘personal advice’ case
Appeals October 28, 2019 2:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has handed the Australian Securities and Investments Commission a win in a high-stakes appeal over what constitutes personal advice under financial […]

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After landmark Myer ruling, settlements in shareholder class actions to stay the norm
Analysis October 25, 2019 8:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A groundbreaking class action ruling by the Federal Court on Thursday that found Myer misled shareholders and accepted the applicant’s market-based causation theory is the […]

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Allens class actions ace Jenny Campbell thrives on the unpredictable
Women in law October 18, 2019 12:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The careful, methodical approach of 20-year class action veteran and Allens partner Jenny Campbell is in demand in the fast-changing class action world, where the […]

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Kmart pockets win over streetwear company in cargo pants IP dispute
Intellectual Property October 16, 2019 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kmart has defeated claims by a streetwear company that the retail giant infringed the copyright for its cargo pants and shorts designs. The case was […]

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Ford class action judge considers cash security in ‘war and peace of discovery’ disputes
Class Actions October 9, 2019 5:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing the long-running class action over allegedly faulty Ford PowerShift transmissions has told the applicants they might need to put up considerable cash […]

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University of Sydney wins IP rights case against ObjectiVision
Intellectual Property October 2, 2019 3:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The University of Sydney has emerged triumphant in its long running battle over the intellectual property rights of a glaucoma testing device, with the Federal […]

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