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Merck Sharp & Dohme lodges cross appeal in Prevnar 13 vaccine patent spat
Intellectual Property 2021-01-25 4:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Drug giant Merck Sharp & Dohme has brought a cross appeal in its long-running intellectual property dispute with Pfizer’s Wyeth over the top selling Prevnar […]

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$25M settlement reached in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-01-22 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A $25 million settlement has been reached in three long-running shareholder class actions over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith, under which the funders that backed the litigation will not recover their costs and shareholders recoveries will be small.

Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Wyeth seeks total victory in vaccine patent battle with Merck Sharp & Dohme
Intellectual Property 2021-01-15 8:53 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Pfizer unit Wyeth is seeking to overturn part of a judge’s decision in its high-stakes patent dispute with Merck Sharp & Dohme that found claims […]

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Facebook, Instagram waived right to arbitrate startup’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-23 6:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have lost a bid to shut down a lawsuit brought by an Australian social media startup, with a judge finding […]

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Judge OKs IAG class action settlement, rejects funder’s bid to recoup insurance
Class Actions 2020-12-17 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has signalled his intention to sign off on a $138 million settlement in a class action against IAG and approve a common fund […]

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Sportsbet settles trade mark stoush with rival bookmaker
Intellectual Property 2020-12-17 10:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rival bookmakers Sportsbet and Sportsbetting.com.au have reached a settlement in their trade mark and consumer law dispute, agreeing to drop their claims against each other […]

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Training company AIPE on hook for $139M in compensation in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-21 1:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has found a NSW training company is liable to pay $139 million for over 12,000 students who racked up VET FEE-HELP debts but […]

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‘We have to get this case moving’: Judge orders indictment be filed in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 12:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court judge who is now overseeing a high stakes criminal cartel case against several investment banks and individuals over a $2.5 billion ANZ […]

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Retail Food Group acted unconscionably in dealings with franchisees, ACCC claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 3:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken franchise giant Retail Food Group to court for allegedly misleading purchasers of loss-making franchises about the profitability […]

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