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CIMIC had no chance of winning stay of competing class action, judge says
Class Actions September 20, 2019 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered engineering services firm CIMIC Group to pay the costs of a 2017 attempt to stay a competing class action against it, […]

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Otsuka ‘deliberately’ withheld information from court, Generic Health claims
Intellectual Property September 17, 2019 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical company Generic Health has told the Federal Court that, on advice from their solicitors, Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb “deliberately” chose not to disclose their […]

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TPG founder’s evidence means ‘anything can happen’, says judge hearing Vodafone merger battle
Competition & Consumer Protection September 12, 2019 2:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing Vodafone’s court battle with the competition regulator over a proposed merger with TPG questioned TPG founder David Teoh when the billionaire boss […]

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TPG’s media-shy boss David Teoh fronts court in battle with ACCC over Vodafone merger
Competition & Consumer Protection September 11, 2019 9:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The reclusive head of TPG Telecom, David Teoh, faced the spotlight on Wednesday to give evidence in a case over the company’s planned $15 billion […]

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Otsuka changes tack in Abilify patent case after landmark Wyeth ruling
Intellectual Property September 11, 2019 8:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol Myers-Squibb are seeking to withdraw admissions in patent litigation against Generic Health over anti-psychotic drug Abilify, following a landmark ruling last […]

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ACCC’s decision to block Vodafone, TPG merger ‘chock full of speculation’, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection September 10, 2019 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator’s opposition to the proposed $15 billion merger of telecommunications companies Vodafone and TPG was based on “mere possibilities” and was “chock full […]

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Judge strikes out CIMIC class action claims pleaded in ‘factual vacuum’
Class Actions September 10, 2019 12:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering services company CIMIC has won a challenge to the pleadings in a shareholder class action against it, with the Federal Court striking out deficient […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 5, 2019 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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CIMIC attacks ‘forests of contingencies’ in class action pleadings
Class Actions September 4, 2019 2:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering services firm CIMIC Group has attacked the pleadings in a shareholder class action against it, saying needlessly convoluted paragraphs containing a “numerically vast number […]

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Merck wins docs from Wyeth ahead of hearing on reopening Prevnar 13 trial
Intellectual Property August 30, 2019 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Merck Sharp & Dohme has emerged victorious in a battle over documents with Wyeth, as the parties gear up for a hearing on Wyeth’s request […]

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