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BMW says court can’t make funding order in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 19, 2018 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

BMW Australia plans to challenge the NSW Supreme Court’s power to create a common fund order spanning six class actions brought against major players in […]

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Genome editing patent gets thumbs down by IP Australia
Intellectual Property September 19, 2018 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A patent for genome editing technology by a South Korean biotechnology company has been rejected for a lack of clarity, novelty, and inventiveness, but the […]

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Geoffrey Rush to argue accuser ‘distressed’ by break-up
Defamation September 12, 2018 8:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Geoffrey Rush’s legal team plans to question his King Lear co-star over a break-up with her partner, arguing the actress at the centre of a […]

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Merial takes fight over Intervet parasite patent to federal court
Intellectual Property September 12, 2018 11:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Animal drug giant Merial is pushing on with its opposition to rival Intervet’s bid to a patent a non-drug resistant injectable formula for treating animal […]

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Court tosses Ex-Quintis head’s defamation claims over ASX statements
Defamation September 10, 2018 9:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has struck out defamation claims brought by embattled Quintis founder Frank Wilson against the company’s former directors over ASX statements he alleges suggested […]

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Aldi offered $150,000 to settle MoroccanOil dispute
Competition & Consumer Protection September 4, 2018 11:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Discount supermarket chain Aldi offered $150,000 to end a lawsuit brought by the maker of the popular MoroccanOil line of hair products, a court judgment […]

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Auto giants ready to talk settlement in Takata class actions
Product Liability August 28, 2018 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Six major car companies indicated Tuesday they were open to a quick settlement of class actions brought on behalf of potentially hundreds of thousands of […]

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Criminal cartel cases the tip of the iceberg, lawyers say
Competition & Consumer Protection August 27, 2018 11:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The two criminal cartel cases brought by the ACCC in the past three months are just the beginning, lawyers say, with three or four more […]

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Judge OKs $3M settlement in Kagara shareholder class action
Class Actions August 27, 2018 8:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A $3 million settlement in the shareholder class action against the directors of failed mining company Kagara has been approved, with a Federal Court judge […]

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ACCC puts Fairfax, Nine merger review on fast track
Competition & Consumer Protection August 16, 2018 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will decide by November 8 whether the proposed merger of Nine Entertainment with Fairfax Media raises competition concerns. The regulator is seeking feedback […]

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