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Commonwealth slams Otsuka’s ‘inconsistent’ defences in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth has urged the court to strike out the “inconsistent” pleadings of pharmaceutical firms Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb in a patent case over the […]

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ASIC filing puts spotlight on ANZ treasurer in $2.5B capital raising case
Securities December 5, 2018 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ treasurer Rick Moscati was at the centre of a flurry of phone calls and meetings with underwriters and other bank executives on the day […]

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Wyeth slams Merck’s ‘baseless’ invalidity claim in vaccine trial
Intellectual Property December 4, 2018 3:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth has accused Merck Sharp & Dohme of a “baseless” patent invalidity case, saying on the second day of trial over the world’s […]

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Merck attacks Wyeth’s ‘broad’ patent claims for Prevnar 13 vaccine
Intellectual Property December 3, 2018 8:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A showdown between global pharmaceutical giants over the world’s best selling vaccine began Monday in Federal Court, with¬†Merck Sharp & Dohme claiming three patents for […]

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Shareholder cases account for 50% of new class actions, report says
Class Actions November 30, 2018 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholder cases made up half of all class actions filed in the past two years, and are to blame for an “unprecedented spike” in class […]

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ALRC’s ‘leave to proceed’ proposal slammed as de facto class certification
Class Actions November 26, 2018 1:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A late proposal by the Australian Law Reform Commission to introduce a ‘leave to proceed’ mechanism into class actions has been blasted by a major […]

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Fitch expert challenged in investor class action over toxic CDOs
Class Actions November 23, 2018 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

An expert witness in an investor class action against Fitch Ratings over toxic financial products is no expert at all, the lead applicant told the […]

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Funder in Dick Smith class action won’t guarantee lower commission amid delays
Class Actions November 22, 2018 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Investor Claim Partner won’t promise it will maintain a lower commission rate in one of the Dick Smith class actions if mediation is […]

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Ponzi schemer Samra drew funds at ‘near excess’, BankSA admits
Class Actions November 21, 2018 8:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac-owned BankSA has admitted that convicted Ponzi schemer Michael Samra withdrew funds at “near excess” of the bank’s limits and had insufficient money to honour […]

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Dick Smith shareholder must join class action to pursue claims, judge says
Class Actions November 20, 2018 11:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Dick Smith shareholder has lost his bid to bring a separate proceeding against the failed home goods retailer while two class actions are afoot. […]

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