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Judge won’t allow new claims against Herbert Smith Freehills over Arrium Group collapse
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-03 4:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has refused a bid to bring claims against law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in one of three lawsuits that will soon head to […]

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Death causes six-month delay of trial in Merck, Pfizer vaccine patent dispute
Intellectual Property 2021-02-03 5:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court has delayed a 15-day hearing in a pneumococcal vaccine patent dispute between Merck Sharp & Dohme and Pfizer after the sudden death […]

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Judge finds Spain not immune from enforcement of $375M arbitration awards
Arbitration 2021-02-02 5:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has granted a limited appeal in the Kingdom of Spain’s challenge to a judgment enforcing a $375 million arbitration award over […]

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$25M settlement reached in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-01-22 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A $25 million settlement has been reached in three long-running shareholder class actions over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith, under which the funders […]

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Tech company Sarb can amend case over Melbourne parking detector patent
Intellectual Property 2021-01-21 1:34 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Data technology company Sarb Management Group has been granted leave to amend its patent infringement cross claim against Vehicle Monitoring Systems in a lawsuit over […]

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Wagners wins appeal in multi-million dollar cement supply dispute with Boral
Appeals 2021-01-19 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building products supplier Wagners has successfully challenged a Queensland Supreme Court judgment ruling in favour of Boral in a high-stakes cement supply dispute between the […]

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Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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Lorna Jane faces ACCC action over anti-virus activewear claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-21 3:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The ACCC has taken legal action against women’s activewear company Lorna Jane for allegedly representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in […]

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Norton Rose hit with indemnity costs after ‘fatal misjudgment’ in dispute with ex-partner
Employment 2020-12-15 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Norton Rose Fulbright has been hit with indemnity costs in a long-running case brought by a former partner, with a judge finding the law firm […]

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