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Blockbuster defeated again in fight with husband and wife franchisee
Franchise November 14, 2018 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blockbuster has lost another round in its case against a husband and wife franchisee that sold a store’s assets to a competitor, with a court […]

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Common shapes don’t distinguish Italian meat co.’s trade mark, delegate finds
Intellectual Property November 12, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Italian deli meat producer AIA has lost its opposition to a trade mark application by competing salumi manufacturer Borgo, with the Registrar of Trade marks […]

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Citing ‘irreparable harm’ Rush tries to keep Nationwide amendments under wraps
Defamation October 31, 2018 8:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Actor Geoffrey Rush is seeking to suppress an amended defence by Nationwide News, arguing that if they’re made public the amendments could cause him “irreparable […]

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Judge fines The Australian $155,000 for contempt over Setka article
Media October 2, 2018 9:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian has been hit with a $155,000 fine for publishing an article referring to the criminal convictions of CFMMEU official John Setka despite repeated […]

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Co. director stung by landmark privilege ruling can’t delay trial
Corporate September 26, 2018 9:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

A company director who was on the losing end of a precedent-setting legal privilege ruling, along with law firm Macpherson Kelley, has lost a bid […]

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CFMMEU can’t view file note by Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer
Employment August 28, 2018 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A file note from a Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer is protected by legal professional privilege, a judge has ruled, shooting down a claim by the […]

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Timing of law firm email in union merger battle suggests ‘collusion’, judge says
Employment July 31, 2018 11:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The timing of an email from a Herbert Smith Freehills solicitor alerting the Fair Work Commission to union contempt proceedings, which the firm argued early […]

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Class actions over Willmott Forests scheme collapse wrap up
Class Actions May 23, 2018 5:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Class actions brought by victims of the failed Willmott Forests managed investment scheme have come to a close, two years after a judge issued a […]

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Rebel Wilson’s $4.75M defamation payout slashed
Defamation June 14, 2018 12:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A record $4.75 million defamation payout to Australian actor Rebel Wilson was cut to $600,000 on Thursday by the Victorian Court of Appeal after a […]

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Transgender woman keeps name secret in Daily Telegraph case
Media April 30, 2018 6:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has agreed to suppress the name of a transgender woman taking legal action against Nationwide News, which has been […]

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