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Boehringer appeals failed opposition to Zoetis patents
Intellectual Property 2020-09-21 3:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

German drug maker Boehringer has launched a Federal Court fight against rival Zoetis after coming up short in its opposition to two Zoetis patents for […]

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Common fund orders under attack again in Takata airbags class action
Class Actions 2020-09-16 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Common fund orders are again under scrutiny in a class action which was at the centre of the High Court’s decision to strike down the […]

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FWC ‘misconstrued’ general protections authority, Full Court says in win for Coles
Employment 2020-09-14 6:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A landmark judgment by the Full Federal Court has found that a full bench of the Fair Work Commission “misconstrued” its own authority to make […]

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High Court won’t hear appeal in defamation case over Facebook comments
Defamation 2020-09-10 6:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected an appeal challenging a ruling that found a failed political candidate liable for defamatory responses made by readers of two […]

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Judge to undergo behaviour training after ‘cruel, insulting’ interactions with QC
Judge Guy Andrew 2020-09-04 1:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge whose conduct towards lawyers for a father in a Family Court case was condemned by an appeals court as “cruel, insulting, humiliating and […]

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‘Cruel, insulting, humiliating and rude’: Judge’s attack on lawyers prompts retrial
Appeals 2020-09-02 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A custody battle in the Family Court will be reheard after an appeals court ruled the judge overseeing the matter was “hectoring, insulting, belittling, sarcastic […]

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Treasury Wines keeps up fight over law firm’s new class action
Appeals 2020-08-24 4:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Treasury Wine Estates has challenged a ruling that Maurice Blackburn did not breach its obligations by using material from a now settled class action against […]

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Ex-Qantas worker tries again to bring discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn
Appeals 2020-08-18 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Qantas customer service manager has appealed a ruling blocking her from pursuing a disability discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn alleging the law firm […]

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In victory for Mondelez, High Court reverses landmark personal leave ruling
Employment 2020-08-13 2:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mondelez has won its High Court challenge to a ruling on the method to be used for calculating workers’ personal days. The case centred on […]

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VW rightly hit with $125M fine after ‘starving’ judge of evidence, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-12 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has been urged to uphold a judge’s $125 million penalty against Volkswagen in the ACCC’s case over the car maker’s emissions cheating, […]

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