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Thiess, 85-year-old woman liable in Parkerville bushfire class action
Class Actions 2019-03-27 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A 2014 bushfire sparked by a termite-infested electrical pole that destroyed 57 homes was the fault of sub-contractor Thiess Services and the elderly owner of […]

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ASIC wins case to wind up landbanking scheme Aviation 3030
Securities 2019-03-19 11:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has won its bid to appoint liquidators to solvent landbanking company Aviation 3030, with a judge saying ASIC’s public-interest […]

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Judge won’t toss $17.5M Equititrust lawsuit against Tucker & Cowen
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-03-19 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A name partner at law firm Tucker & Cowen and the firm itself have lost their bid for summary dismissal of a lawsuit brought by […]

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Barrister ends case against DLA Piper over nearly $100,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law 2019-03-11 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

DLA Piper has reached an agreement with a second barrister who alleged the firm refused to pay him until its client settled the bill, according […]

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Fisher & Paykel, ResMed lay down swords in global patent dispute
Intellectual Property 2019-02-22 1:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

New Zealand-based medical device maker Fisher & Paykel and US-based ResMed have agreed to resolve all disputes between them over patents for devices used to […]

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DLA Piper resolves QC’s case over $274,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law 2019-02-22 12:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

DLA Piper appears to have settled a case brought by a Queen’s Counsel alleging it skipped out on $274,000 in fees because the firm’s client […]

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Neurim wins fight to amend patent for top-selling Circadin amid infringement case
Intellectual Property 2019-02-19 7:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Drug maker Neurim Pharmaceuticals has won a bid to amend its Australian patent for top selling sleeping pill Circadin over the protests of two generic […]

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ACCC cuts collusion claims as trial against Pacific National, Aurizon comes to an end
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-02-15 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has dropped its claims of collusion against rail freight companies Pacific National and Aurizon, as the trial in its […]

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BlueScope wins confidentiality order in Aurizon collusion case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-02-05 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The court overseeing the ACCC’s collusion case against rail freight operators Aurizon and Pacific National has granted a confidentiality request by BlueScope Steel over documents subpoenaed […]

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Barristers suing DLA Piper over $370,000 in fees did not do all the work, court told
Business of Law 2019-02-04 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Two barristers suing DLA Piper over $370,000 in fees did not perform all the work for which they billed the law firm, a court heard […]

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