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Consumer law claims dropped in Bayer contraceptive class action
Class Actions 2021-05-14 10:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a class action against Bayer over its allegedly defective Essure contraceptive devices has won court approval to drop her consumer law […]

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IP lawyers welcome ‘patent box’ but say government should go further
Intellectual Property 2021-05-12 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyers welcomed the government’s “overdue” announcement of a so-called patent box that will slash the tax rate on income derived from patented drug and biotech […]

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Settlement reached in former real estate partner’s feud with Piper Alderman
Business of Law 2021-04-21 1:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Piper Alderman has settled a dispute with a former partner who claimed the law firm discriminated against her when she was ousted from the partnership. […]

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Leader of notorious cult ‘The Family’ settles class action over torture, abuse claims
Class Actions 2021-04-20 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The deceased leader of the notorious cult known as The Family has settled a class action by sect members who claim they were tortured and […]

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Woolworths entitled to recoup loss in train derailment despite ‘force majeure’ event, judge says
Contracts 2021-04-14 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths can recoup losses from a 2014 train derailment in South Australia despite a contractual clause excluding force majeure events, the NSW Supreme […]

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PwC wins access to Baker McKenzie docs from former client in spat over failed bank launch
Accounting 2021-04-12 11:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

PricewaterhouseCoopers has won access to communications between a Chinese lender and its lawyers at Baker McKenzie in a legal stoush over a failed bid to […]

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CoreLogic hit with copyright lawsuit over data scraping
Intellectual Property 2021-04-06 5:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building and construction information service provider BCI Media is suing CoreLogic, accusing the property data analytics company of unauthorised access and scraping confidential information from […]

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JM Kelly’s negligence case against former accountant should go to trial, judge rules
Construction 2021-03-30 6:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss proceedings by collapsed construction group JM Kelly against its former accountant, finding it was an issue for trial […]

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FE Sports to pay $350,000 penalty for ‘serious’ resale price maintenance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-24 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based sporting goods wholesaler FE Sports has been fined $350,000 for engaging in resale price maintenance that prohibited dealers from advertising certain products for less […]

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‘A case of investor regret’: Mayfair dodges misleading and deceptive conduct case
Financial Services 2021-03-08 11:59 am By Miklos Bolza

An investor who sank $1 million into a now suspended Mayfair Group scheme has lost his misleading and deceptive conduct case against the firm, with […]

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