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‘Absolutely not’: Judge won’t hold Ethicon-type trial in TFS pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2021-04-23 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hoping to avoid a lengthy trial like the 89-day hearing in the pelvic mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, a judge has suggested […]

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DLA Piper picks up IP partner from MinterEllison
Intellectual Property 2021-04-21 7:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

DLA Piper has snagged a leading technology partner from rival MinterEllison to join its intellectual property and technology practice. Anthony Lloyd joined the Sydney office […]

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Domino’s loses bid to strike out underpayments class action
Class Actions 2021-04-13 10:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed an application by Domino’s Pizza to strike out the pleadings in a class action accusing the pizza giant of making misleading […]

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Builder not on the hook for $12M in damages for Lacrosse building fire, appeals court says
Construction 2021-03-29 3:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has found that building company LU Simon should not pay $12 million in damages for a 2014 fire which broke out in […]

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Former QC, now judge liable to client in negligent advice case, court rules
Professional negligence 2021-03-01 6:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former QC turned Victorian Supreme Court judge has been found liable, along with a law firm acquired by Russell Kennedy, to pay $1.185 million […]

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ATO wins appeal over $2.3M Auctus R&D tax refund mistake
Tax 2021-03-23 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has successfully appealed a Federal Court decision finding it could not recover an R&D tax offset refund of around $2.3 million […]

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Insurer pulled into pelvic mesh class action as judge pushes for 2021 trial
Class Actions 2020-12-16 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has approved an application to join the insurer of a former doctor into a class action seeking compensation for defective pelvic mesh implants […]

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Last stop for ACCC as High Court refuses leave to appeal Pacific National, Aurizon deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 1:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has reached the end of the line in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, […]

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Judge allows Neurim to seek additional damages in patent suit over insomnia drug
Intellectual Property 2020-12-14 3:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Neurim Pharmaceuticals can seek limited additional damages in a patent infringement case relating to its insomnia drug Circadin, after a judge granted a mid-trial bid […]

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Pfizer loses discovery lawsuit against Sandoz over Enbrel biosimilar
Intellectual Property 2020-11-13 4:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has dismissed Pfizer’s bid for preliminary discovery to pursue a possible patent infringement case against drug maker Sandoz over a generic version of […]

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