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Full Court shoots down Aristocrat’s patents for popular poker machine
Intellectual Property 2021-11-19 9:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IP Australia has won its appeal of a judge’s decision to allow four Aristocrat patents for its popular Lightning Link electronic poker machine to proceed […]

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‘Cranky’ judge slams ‘disgraceful’ year-long privilege fight in class action against Westpac units
Class Actions 2021-11-18 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has scolded Slater & Gordon and two Westpac subsidiaries for a “disgraceful” privilege spat in a class action over allegedly excessive superannuation fees […]

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Judge throws out challenge to funding for Queensland energy class action
Class Actions 2021-11-17 10:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit that argued the funding for a class action against two Queensland energy generators didn’t comply with new regulations […]

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Gadens shows rival firms up with 15% pay hike for all lawyers
Business of Law 2021-11-08 2:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Gadens has joined the salary hike frenzy spreading across the Australian legal market, announcing it will increase pay for all lawyers by 15 per cent. […]

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ACCC let JPMorgan lawyers review witness statement in cartel probe, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-04 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers for JPMorgan went to the ACCC’s office to review a draft statement of the investment bank’s then managing director Jeffrey Herbert-Smith, an immunity witness […]

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Judge slams indictment in cartel case as ‘complete shemozzle’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 3:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to quash the indictment in a high-profile criminal case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement but sent prosecutors back to […]

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JPMorgan GC sat in on ACCC interviews despite involvement in alleged cartel, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

JPMorgan’s general counsel for Australia and New Zealand was allowed to sit in on witness interviews during an ACCC cartel investigation into ANZ’s $2.5 billion […]

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IVF provider Virtus’ confidentiality claims ‘border on ridiculous’, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 9:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected part of IVF provider Virtus Health’s bid for redactions in a recent decision from the court temporarily blocking the company from […]

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BlueScope meeting made distributor ‘extremely uncomfortable’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-01 5:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope general manager Jason Ellis made executives of a steel distributor “extremely uncomfortable” in a meeting where he presented the steel giant’s price list, a […]

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Thomson Geer to give all staff 10% pay rise
Business of Law 2021-11-01 1:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Thomson Geer is giving all staff a 10 per cent pay bump, less than a week after Big Six law firm Gilbert + Tobin announced […]

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