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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Bayer Essure class action wins unredacted discovery for opt out notice
Class Actions 2022-01-10 2:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Bayer has lost its bid to redact the names and contact details of potential group members from discovered documents in a Slater & Gordon-led class […]

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Biogen wins discovery for potential IP lawsuit against Sandoz
Intellectual Property 2021-12-22 8:47 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Swiss pharmaceutical company Biogen has won discovery of documents sent from Sandoz to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, as it weighs a third patent infringement lawsuit […]

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Rex boss threatened cadets in letter urging ‘fierce loyalty’, appeals court says
Employment 2021-12-17 10:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australia’s leading regional airline faces further litigation after an appeals court found it sent a threatening letter to prospective cadet pilots, urging them to stay […]

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NAB, HSBC should pay for Dick Smith receivers’ court loss, judge hears
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-15 6:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank and HSBC should be “jointly and severally liable” to pay a portion of the costs of a failed case brought by Dick […]

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Biogen may sue third generic drug maker to protect MS drug Tecfidera
Intellectual Property 2021-12-10 4:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Swiss pharmaceutical company Biogen is considering a third patent infringement lawsuit against a drug maker to shield its monopoly in Australia for blockbuster multiple sclerosis […]

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Port of Newcastle can charge Glencore higher access fees, High Court rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-08 6:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Port of Newcastle has largely won its High Court fight with mining giant Glencore over access fees and will now be able to set […]

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‘Ticking time bomb’: Essure class action members all at risk, court told
Class Actions 2021-12-08 2:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Group members in a class action over Bayer’s Essure contraceptives had “a ticking time bomb” in their bodies after being implanted with the devices, and […]

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‘Whole world of pain’ for solicitors if ex-ANZ trader won privilege spat, judge says
Employment 2021-12-06 3:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has said if he sides with a former ANZ trader in a privilege dispute with the bank over file notes from 2014 meetings […]

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Lendlease loses bid for separate hearing in Acciona dispute over $160M deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-06 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ruled he will not consider a separate question on whether Acciona is barred from setting off any damages payable to Lendlease in […]

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