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Funder booted from Banksia class action settlement scheme after intimidation claims
Class Actions August 30, 2019 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has removed the funder and law firm leading the Banksia Securities class action from their roles supervising a proposed settlement distribution scheme after […]

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Law firms to compete for more than $1 billion in government work
Business of Law August 16, 2019 8:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

The federal Attorney-General has unveiled a new system for the allocation of more than $1 billion in external legal services to the Commonwealth government over […]

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Judge rejects ‘arguably excessive’ funder’s commission in KPMG class action
Class Actions July 31, 2019 11:52 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected a proposed common fund order in the settled KPMG class action, saying the funder’s commission was “arguably excessive” and could result […]

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$27M Fitch class action settlement approved after scolding by judge
Class Actions July 25, 2019 7:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

Group members in the Fitch Ratings class action have recovered almost 95 per cent of their losses in a $27 million settlement, which was narrowly […]

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Cipla, Mylan settle lawsuit over ‘deceptive’ fenofibrate packaging
Intellectual Property July 25, 2019 12:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mylan and Cipla have reached a speedy resolution of a consumer lawsuit accusing Cipla of copying the get-up of Mylan’s blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipidil. The […]

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Grant Thornton steps up as contradictor in KPMG class action settlement
Class Actions July 25, 2019 8:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Grant Thornton has thrown off prior concerns and agreed to take on the dual role of scheme administrator of a confidential settlement by […]

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Fitch settles investor class action over credit ratings on toxic SCDOs
Exclusive July 19, 2019 10:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Fitch Ratings has agreed to settle the last of the investor class actions in Australia flowing from the global financial crisis, a court heard Friday. […]

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Novartis wants to amend invalidated patent for MS drug
Intellectual Property July 2, 2019 1:30 pm By Amelia Birnie

Novartis has applied to amend its proposed patent for an oral form of multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya, as it appeals an invalidity ruling by IP […]

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Bayer faces appeals of IP Australia rulings on antiseptic patent
Intellectual Property June 4, 2019 3:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Veterinary pharmaceutical companies Norbrook Laboratories and Merial have launched twin appeals of two IP Australia decisions allowing Bayer to amend a proposed patent for a […]

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High Court declines funder’s appeal of $64M Banksia settlement approval
Appeals May 24, 2019 1:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will not review an appeals court’s decision to approve a $64 million settlement in litigation over the failure of Banksia Securities while […]

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