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Claims of stolen docs at heart of new suit against Pfizer over vaccine patent
Intellectual Property July 16, 2019 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme has claimed ownership of a Pfizer patent related to the blockbuster Prevnar 13 vaccine, after a doctor who moved between the […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme loses key battle in trade mark case ahead of trial
Intellectual Property July 15, 2019 8:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has barred US drug company Merck Sharp & Dohme from denying that an agreement made with German pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA was governed […]

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Piper Alderman’s $3.5M legal bill for running KPMG class action in limbo
Class Actions July 12, 2019 1:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused to approve Piper Alderman’s $3.5 million in legal fees charged for running a class action against KPMG, appointing Grant Thornton as […]

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Former Dick Smith execs may seek to vacate trial date if cross claims filed
Class Actions July 12, 2019 9:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two former executives of Dick Smith may seek to vacate an upcoming trial date for two class actions against the failed retailer, after recently being […]

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Judge grants costs for anti-suit injunction after Ford class action ‘misadventure’
Class Actions July 10, 2019 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has granted auto giant Ford’s request for the costs of an anti-suit injunction it sought in the PowerShift transmission class action that […]

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Dick Smith insurers face class action over IPO-related policy
Class Actions July 8, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Allianz and a number of other insurers of Dick Smith are now facing a class action over the extent of coverage under an insurance policy […]

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Samsung in hot water with ACCC over water resistant claims
Competition & Consumer Protection July 4, 2019 1:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has commenced legal action against Samsung Electronics for allegedly making false, misleading and deceptive representations when marketing the water […]

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Palla Pharma to pay $1.125M to settle lawsuit over codeine poppy patents
Intellectual Property June 27, 2019 11:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Poppy processor Palla Pharma has agreed to pay $1.125 million to rival Tasmanian Alkaloids t0 settle a lawsuit alleging infringement of two innovation patents for […]

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Murray Goulburn pays $42M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions June 24, 2019 8:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

Dairy supplier Murray Goulburn has agreed to pay $42 million to settle one of two shareholder class actions over a 2016 profit forecast revision that […]

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Fintech Zip faces trade mark suit by Firstmac
Intellectual Property June 24, 2019 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mortgage provider and Brisbane Broncos sponsor Firstmac has hit fintech giant Zip Co with a lawsuit for allegedly infringing its “Zip” trade mark. In an […]

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