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Employees are priority creditors of insolvent trading trustees, High Court rules
Appeals June 20, 2019 9:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court of Australia has resolved a nearly 40-year old question of whether employees of a failed company established as trustee of a trading […]

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Quinn Emanuel files appeal after losing AMP class action contest
Appeals June 19, 2019 9:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has followed through on its threat to appeal a high stakes ruling that shut down its shareholder class […]

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Former MFS boss gets 10% off penalty for $147.5M misappropriation
Appeals June 18, 2019 8:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

A court has trimmed 10% off a $300,000 penalty against the former CEO of failed Gold Coast finance company MFS Group, after he successfully argued […]

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Kraft can stay in peanut butter game while it appeals trade dress loss to Bega
Appeals June 17, 2019 9:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a dispute between Kraft and Bega over peanut butter trade dress rights has stayed orders barring Kraft from selling peanut butter in […]

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AIG loses appeal over insolvency exclusion in Kaboko Mining D&O policy
Insurance June 14, 2019 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AIG Australia has failed to convince the Full Federal Court that an insolvency exclusion in a directors and officers policy held by Kaboko Mining should […]

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Commonwealth planning High Court appeal of Navy class action revival
Appeals June 14, 2019 1:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth of Australia is preparing a special leave application to the High Court challenging a NSW Court of Appeal decision reviving a class action […]

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ASIC narrowly loses High Court appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals June 12, 2019 8:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has narrowly lost its High Court appeal of a ruling that found the owner of a South Australian outback […]

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Kraft, Bega to go another round in epic peanut butter trade dress battle
Appeals June 6, 2019 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The long-running dispute between Kraft Foods and Bega over who owns the rights to use the signature Kraft peanut butter trade dress in Australia is […]

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Judges shoot down last-minute bid to amend Adani native title appeal
Appeals June 5, 2019 12:12 pm By Amelia Birnie

A group of Indigenous Australians opposed to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland have lost an eleventh hour bid to add extra grounds to their […]

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Novartis appeals IP Australia decision invalidating MS drug patent
Intellectual Property June 3, 2019 4:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Novartis has launched an appeal following a ruling by IP Australia that a proposed patent for an oral form of its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug […]

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