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Claims of stolen docs at heart of new suit against Pfizer over vaccine patent
Intellectual Property July 16, 2019 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme has claimed ownership of a Pfizer patent related to the blockbuster Prevnar 13 vaccine, after a doctor who moved between the […]

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Former Dick Smith execs may seek to vacate trial date if cross claims filed
Class Actions July 12, 2019 9:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two former executives of Dick Smith may seek to vacate an upcoming trial date for two class actions against the failed retailer, after recently being […]

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Emails reveal Kmart employees shared links to streetwear co’s designs, court told
Intellectual Property July 10, 2019 2:39 pm By Amelia Birnie

Streetwear brand Globe International has alleged department store chain Kmart was reasonably aware it was infringing copyright, after internal emails revealed Kmart clothing designers shared […]

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Judge grants costs for anti-suit injunction after Ford class action ‘misadventure’
Class Actions July 10, 2019 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has granted auto giant Ford’s request for the costs of an anti-suit injunction it sought in the PowerShift transmission class action that […]

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Prosecutors to fight witness cross-examination at ANZ cartel committal hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection July 9, 2019 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

Prosecutors will oppose a bid by ANZ, Citigroup, and Deutsche Bank to cross-examine witnesses at the upcoming committal hearing of the criminal cartel case over […]

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Dick Smith insurers face class action over IPO-related policy
Class Actions July 8, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Allianz and a number of other insurers of Dick Smith are now facing a class action over the extent of coverage under an insurance policy […]

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Embattled ex-Quintis boss loses $13.3M sandalwood plantation loan dispute
Restructuring & Insolvency July 8, 2019 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Frank Wilson, solicitor and founder of failed sandalwood producer Quintis, has been ordered by a court to repay a $13.3 million loan used to invest […]

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Full Court hands Seiko a win in ink cartridge patent dispute
Intellectual Property July 5, 2019 5:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Printer giant Seiko Epson has won its cross-appeal against cartridge reseller Calidad in a Full Federal Court decision that further clarifies the extent to which […]

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Ex-James Estate Wines boss ‘manufactured’ evidence in $14M dispute with ANZ, court says
Restructuring & Insolvency July 5, 2019 5:24 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has dismissed failed winemaker David James’ latest bid to overturn a $14 million guarantor judgment against him and in favour of ANZ, saying […]

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ACCC must hand over docs on Vodafone-TPG merger investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection July 4, 2019 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to hand over documents to Vodafone that were “directly relevant” to its decision to […]

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